Category Archives: Sport Martial Arts

3 tips to improve Explosive Flexibility

That’s probably a term you’ve never heard before: Explosive Flexibility! But it’s extremely important nevertheless. So what does that mean exactly? Explosive power is the ability to accelerate and move over a distance in a short amount of time, AKA the body’s ability to mobilize rapidly from a resting position. To do this, you need…

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Tips for training Kickboxing Solo

Last post I mentioned that it is possible for you to train kickboxing solo. This is great if you can’t afford a gym, can’t find a gym nearby, can’t fit their scheduled classes into your normal schedule, your gym doesn’t teach a particular style, or just can’t get into the gym as often as you’d…

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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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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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Announcement – 7 Day KO Crash Course

Well guys, here’s the first peek at the project I’ve been working on so intently. As I mentioned, I’ve been working to produce some quality content for you guys, and I’m working hard (and learning a LOT about video production and editing) to get this out to you within the next month. This course is…

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Top MMA Training Tip #5 – Structured MMA Training Program

Top tips for MMA Training #5 – Follow a structured, progressive program Like the first 4 tips, this seems like a no-brainer, but believe it or not, it’s kind of a big deal. Many gyms just throw you in to a class regardless of your experience level and expect you to sink or swim against…

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MMA Training Top Tip #4 – Setting Goals

MMA Training Tip #4 – Why failing to set goals is setting yourself up for failure   So over the past few days, we’ve been talking about technique, self-assessments, and goal setting in MMA. Today we’re going to build on that, bridge the gap, and draw up a more specific map to connect point A…

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