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  • Anaerobic Exercise for the Martial Artist

    Definition of Anaerobic Exercise Anaerobic exercise is a great way to create intense workouts. The definition given by Webster’s online dictionary, anaerobic exercise basically zaps all of the oxygen out of your system while you train. Weightlifters experience anaerobic exercise as well as martial artists and fighters. I needed to push myself harder than I […]

  • Beat Stress Into Submission

    Rick Tew’s NinjaGym™ Martial Arts / Foter / CC BY-ND Stress has an impact on everyone.  Unfortunately, it is inevitable no matter what or where.  Stress has been known to lower one’s quality of life as well as their health.  Many people have had stress related injuries or other ailments.  Stress could be caused by […]

  • Shadow Boxing and Heavy Bag Workout

    Image:Rocky Balboa Image Files Boxing Image Files Floyd Mayweather Jr from Shadowboxing and heavy bag drills are some of the best tools to develop your fighting skill if you are training alone.  You are able to work on sparring strategy, movement, and on combinations.  It does not hurt to increase your stamina and build […]

  • 3 Reasons Why Core Exercises are Important to Martial Arts

    Martial arts training encompasses a full body workout.  The average stereotype usually consists of punches and kicks.  This stigma brings the belief that power and speed come from our arms and legs.  However, this is only partly true.  In order to gain the kind of power and speed seen in Mixed Martial Arts, the UFC, […]

  • Fighters4Christ’s 1000 Pyramid Workout

    Before September 2003, I was not the most conditioned fighter in the world.  My cardiovascular fitness had a thirty-thirty second time span before I was gassed.  However, after spending one month focusing on 1000 repetition drills in my training, my conditioning has never been the same. Basically, all I did was perform 1000 repetitions in […]

  • Explosive Kicking Drills

    View image | Every martial artist needs to have explosive kicking ability intertwined in their training.  Explosive kicks combine all four of the T.A.P.S. theory.  They are powerful kicks executed extremely fast with precision and technique.  If you cannot combine all four of these principles, you run the risk of losing a fight.  To […]

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