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Jay Speakman

Jay has been a lover and player of many sports all his life, particularly hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, and racket sports. He works as a personal trainer, and writes for many sites about fitness and health. You can find out more about Jay at https://sportscentaur.com/about-jay-speakman/

Do Ice Hockey Players Wear Cups? (Solved!)

Having played ice hockey for several years, I can confidently say that you need to wear a cup! Players of all levels in ice hockey wear a cup. This includes both amateurs and professionals, players of all ages, and also players of different genders. There is always the risk of being struck in the genital …

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What’s The Best Position In Hockey? Solved! (+8 Reasons)

People often ask me what position in ice hockey is the most important one. Ice hockey is played by six players: these positions include three forwards, which are comprised of a center player and two wing players, a goalkeeper, and two defensive players. But which is the ‘best’? I believe the center player’s position is …

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13 Reasons That Karate Is Better Than Kung Fu (In My Opinion)

The debate of which form of martial arts has superiority over the other is an age-old argument that has led to no concrete answer to this day. I have trained in both karate and kung fu at different times of my life, and I’ve come to the following conclusion: From my own perspective, I believe …

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How Effective Is Karate? Facts + Comparison With Other MAs

If you’ve grown up in the era of Karate Kid, Mortal Kombat, or Tekken, chances are high that at some point in life, you went through a ‘karate phase’, where all you wanted to do was yell ‘hi-yah!’ while karate-chopping the air. But have you ever wondered whether knowing karate is even relevant when it …

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