Monthly Archives: June 2013

Shaking off the Rust

So I went to a Muai Thai class last night for an awesome night focused on kicks. Roundhouse kicks, Switch Kicks, Teeps all night. I loved it! There were only a few combos with punches. I got paired up with a guy that was pretty experienced, but out of practice for over a year due…

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Kickboxing Training

Four Skill sets of Kickboxing Training

Necessary Skills for kickboxing training and building KO Power Kickboxing is an intense physical sport and has high demands on the body. There is no denying that. While other martial arts and combat can be draining, and require endurance, no other art is reliant on explosive knockout power as kickboxing training. Grappling definitely requires strength,…

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Techniques

Kickboxing Technique

How many Kickboxing Techniques do I need to know? I’ve seen this question time and time again. What Kickboxing techniques do I need to learn? Kickboxing is a unique sport that stems from a number of disciplines. From the Asian martial arts like Kung Fu, Muai Thai Taekwondo, or Karate to Western systems like Sambo,…

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striking vs. grappling

Grappling vs. Striking? Your answer here

There is an illness spreading in the martial arts community and it seems to be reaching a boiling point. It’s the concept that one specific style or method is better than all others. I was just reading on a discussion forum a “Striking vs. Grappling” thread, and I was just awestruck by the moronic, prejudiced,…

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Hell

Kickboxing Training through Muscle Soreness

Kickboxing training is hard, and it takes hard work But is pain really gain? I get a lot of questions from my students, readers, friends and family, about muscle soreness (especially after the 1000 kick challenge). One of the biggest comments is about how it is a major limiting factor in kickboxing training, and can…

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1000 kicks

The 1000 kick challenge

The 1000 kick challenge – WARNING – Your legs will be on fire. You may not walk right for a few days after this workout!   The key to mastery of any skill is repetition. Bruce Lee said “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who…

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Pull up bar

Fast Workout for KO Power

It’s hitting 100 degrees here in the valley, so it’s time to break a sweat. It’s been a hectic week, so it’s been hard for me to get into the gym to do my normal conditioning workout. But I’m not gonna let that stop me from hitting my goals. Recently I picked up a shiny…

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