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Exercises in Martial Arts

So Many Exercise, So Little Time One reader wrote me an e-mail with questions about exercises: I have owned your books Science of Sports Training and...

After Surgery

Information on this Web page is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but...

Training For Bradal Serey: Kun Khmer Boran

"If you want to train for fighting number one, you must be fit." Says Paddy Carson, a professional trainer for Bradal Serey, Khmer Kickboxing,...

The Link Between Martial Arts and Fitness

Many martial arts schools claim that studying their art is a great way to get fit, lose weight, and improve health. In reality, however,...

The Pilates Martial Arts Connection

Mind, body, spirit, focus, concentration, diaphragmatic breathing, precision, and fluidity these are some of the terms commonly used in the martial arts. But did...

Warrior Training with Traditional Martial Arts Part 2

Physical Development and Training I like to approach training as a concept with stages which I think in a detailed and outlined fashion, can be...

Makiwara Training

One of the major images in the general public’s perception of Karate is that of Karate practitioners performing feats of breaking wood, tiles etc....

CrossFit Training Abuse

Any exercise program is open to abuse by trainers who are unaccredited, participants who do not follow good technique, or fanatics who deliberately push...

7 Stretch Yourself: High Kicks with No Warm Up – Roundhouse...

High Kicks with No Warm-Up: The Right Body Alignment for Great Height and Power in the Roundhouse Kicks This is the seventh installment of my...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Neck Alignment

The upper triangle of the body consists of the base of the neck, the shoulders and the upper-mid back. If this area is compromised...

6 Stretch Yourself: High Kicks with No Warm Up – Side...

High Kicks with No Warm-Up: The Right Body Alignment for Side Kicks Stretch Yourself: High Kicks with no Warm up, The Right Body Alignment for Side...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Hips, Shoulders, Legs and Neck

All fighters like economy of movement. Make something complicated and there goes your reaction time. It's the same thing with foundational training. As a...

5 Stretch Yourself: Right Stretches for High Kicks

Stretch Yourself: Right Stretches for High Kicks with No Warm-Up This is the fourth installment of my column on training that appeared in May 1999...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Focused Breathing 2

You know that awful feeling you get when you start to get winded and your second wind hasn't happened yet? That's when you're really...

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