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Bob Chaney’s Full Contact Conditioning

A few months ago I went to Thailand with Bob Chaney to train with him and one of his students at a Muay Thai...

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...

3 Stretch Yourself: Your Potential to Do a Front Split

Stretch Yourself: Testing Your Potential to Do a Front Split This is the third installment of my column on training that appeared in May 1999...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: The Fighter’s Repose

Downtime Training: The Fighter's repose is about training your body to repair. For the true fighter, there is never any real off-time. When a fighter...

1 Stretch Yourself: Your Potential to Do a Side Split

Misconceptions on Stretching and Flexibility and the Method of Testing Your Potential to Do a Side Split This is the first installment of my column...

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...

Khadi Ba Karim – Combat Triage

Khadi Ba Karim is "Combat Triage" and she shares real defense conditioning for cage fighters, boxers and more. For the better part of a year, I've had the...

Martial Arts Strength Training

People involve themselves in the martial arts for any number of reasons. I would like to think that the arts have something for everybody....

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,...

Isn’t It Time To Get Fit Again?

After spending nine months in the most physiologically loving, friendly environment - your mother’s womb - most of us are born healthy, happy and...

Basic Weightlifting For Martial Arts

In the not-so-distant past weightlifting was discouraged for martial artists. "It will make you slow", "it will make you muscle-bound", and "all you need...

Weight Gain Season On The Horizon

It's here, just look at the seasonal shelves in your favorite store. Retailers refer to this time as the holiday season, but I like...

Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Hamstrings, Hips, Shoulders

Application 2 Category: General Conditioning: Hips-Shoulders-Neck Three target areas of stress that I am often asked about are the Hamstrings, Hips and Shoulders. It is by...

The Japanese Samurai Fountain of Youth

Your Fountain of Youth is well within your grasp...let me help you see it more clearly. My 60 plus years on this planet includes two...

Workout Tips To Avoid Weak Bones

Give me a few minutes and I'll show you some workout tips to avoid weak bones! An estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and...

On Kettlebells and Tire Flips: Or When Good Things Go Fad

A good idea can be turned into a fad by mindless followers. Mindful people use whatever tools they come across to their best advantage...

Asanas for the Airborne and the Work Worn

If you're like most people these days, there are times when your body aches from overwork, your head throbs from daily pressures, you're tense,...

Weight Training for Martial Artists

I expect to get two responses to my discussion of weight training for martial artists. One will probably cry, “Perish the thought. Martial arts...

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...

Why the Front Squat is the Real Judoka’s Best Friend

I have seen more than one article on the web, heralding the Squat as the best exercise for a judoka. While I can’t argue...