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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Martial Arts Injuries: Fighting Father Time

Anyone who doesn’t believe that a professional martial artist is in the same league with other high caliber athletics only has to look at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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: Shoulders: Rotator Cuff Strengthening and Injury Prevention

Writing to you straight off the mat every week is wonderful. Each week, my fighters come in with a new problem for me to...

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...

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...