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Combat Triage: General Conditioning: Building Up Your Core

One of the things that I've noticed in working with my up and coming fighters is that although many of them are strong; they...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Developing Muscle Tissue For High Intensity Performance

It is essential that you follow a scientifically developed training program that aids in developing explosive muscle tissue to perform at high intensity levels...

Fitness For Martial Artists

Many readers have written me in response to "The Link Between Martial Arts and Fitness," and not all of you were complimentary. In particular,...

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...

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...

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,...

Fighting Fit at K-1 Fight Factory

On day six of training, with two K-1 Fight Factory instructors pushing me, I broke my personal record, 10 sets of Randy Couture speed...

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...

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: Hips, Shoulders, Neck, Quads

3 Mixed Stretches for MMA Sometimes it just feels great to lay on the floor and stretch. Particularly if your body is very tight from...

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....

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....

4 Stretch Yourself: Splits in Taekwondo, Karate, and Kickboxing

Stretch Yourself: Kinds of Flexibility and the Right Role of Splits in Taekwondo, Karate, and Kickboxing This is the fourth installment of my column on...

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...

Cardio Kickboxing Safety Tips

Are you planning to kick and punch your way to fitness with one of the hot, new cardio kickboxing programs? Currently, millions of exercisers...

Why You Should Be Cycling To Help Your Martial Arts Training

Nearly 3.6 million Americans regularly participate in some form of martial arts. While for some the sport is just a past time, for the...