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An Ode to Spring Skiing

by Marcus Brotherton

When my cousin Wally first described the glories of spring skiing, I didn’t initially believe him. It seemed too good to be true. I was 6 and he was 15. He lived in Colorado and I lived in Canada, and he described sunny skies and crisp snow and skiing in a short-sleeved shirt and cutoff […]

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How to Tackle Like a Pro

by AoM Team

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. For many men in America, Thanksgiving Day not only means eating turkey and stuffing, it also means playing a pick-up game of football in the morning with friends and family. Last year, we covered how to throw a perfect football spiral. This year we look at how to tackle. Sure, most Turkey […]

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Parkour

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’ve seen it on TV shows such as American Ninja Warrior (and not so seriously in The Office) as well as in movies like Casino Royale and The Bourne Ultimatum. If you’ve played Assassins Creed or Mirror’s Edge, you’ve even done it, virtually, at least. I’m talking about parkour. Yeah. That sport where you jump from buildings and vault over walls. Many men are […]

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How to Throw a Perfect Football Spiral: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Thanksgiving is this week. For many men in America, Thanksgiving Day not only means eating turkey and stuffing, it also means playing a pick-up game of football in the morning with friends and family. To help you quarterback your team to a Turkey Bowl victory, we put together this illustrated guide on how to throw […]

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Barefoot Running: The FAQ’s

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Shaun Daws from Beginning Barefoot. For millions of years, our ancestors spread around the globe, treading the earth barefoot over all manner of terrain. As we walked and ran, our feet developed an intricate web of nerves, matched only by those in our hands, which allow us […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Long Distance Running

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Matt Frazier. For the past few decades, running hasn’t seemed so cool. For most guys, the thought of running–not for another sport or because you’re being chased, but for its own sake–conjures up images of high school gym class. Or maybe a skinny guy in short shorts. […]

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Amateur Boxing for Beginners: A How-to Guide Part III

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Martin Schatz. In our first article, we looked into the what’s and how’s of finding a respectable boxing gym.  In our second, we covered the best ways to earn respect and ingratiate yourself into the gym environment.  In this final installment, we will describe how to put […]

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Amateur Boxing for Beginners: A How-to Guide Part II

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Martin Schatz. Last time, we discussed what to look for when selecting a place to train.  We went through some of the positive and negative attributes of the common gym type.  Today in Part II, we will look at the training environment and explore the etiquette and […]

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Amateur Boxing for Beginners: A How-to Guide Part I

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Martin Schatz. People come to boxing for a variety of different reasons and goals.  Some come to the sport as a tool for self-defense, some come for fitness, and some have aspirations to compete.  All are respectable goals, but this three part series will focus on those […]

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Taking Aim: A Primer on Traditional Archery

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Josh Parchman. “A long bow and a strong bow, And let the sky grow dark. The nock to the cord, the shaft to the ear, And a foreign king for a mark!” – From “The Song of the Bossonian Archers” If you like to do things “old […]

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Training Muay Thai in Thailand: What You Need to Know

by Bryan Schatz

Last week we talked about the history of Muay Thai, and I described my experience watching a fight at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok. Muay Thai makes for an engrossing spectator sport, but if you’re going to go all the way to Thailand, you might consider not just watching a fight, but actually learning the art […]

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Muay Thai: A Primer on Thailand’s National Sport

by Bryan Schatz

Editor’s note: This is a post from Bryan Schatz who has been guest posting for us the last couple of months and has now become a full-fledged Art of Manliness contributor. Welcome aboard, Bryan! *** The monsoon downpour ends just before we hop out of the cab. We pay our 85 baht, thank the driver […]

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