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Practice what you can, when you can

Practice to make the most of your training situation Our preferred practice methods may not always be available to us as conditions change: partners become unavailable, facilities downsize, our own schedule alters—any number of reasons may signal changing the focus of our practice may be more useful to our growth. Here’s today’s video on practicing[…]

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What to work on – sparring and hubad

Not sure what to work on? Find out in flow There’s so much to work on even with a ‘basic’ art such as Muay Thai that it can be hard to make sure our training is complete and optimized. While ‘work on everything’ is true, it’s glib and not particularly useful. First of all, goals[…]

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Martial arts is not self defense

While it may help in a bar fight, knowing BJJ, MMA, even kali/krav maga doesn’t make you a combat or self defense expert So Tim Ferris is stretching his boundaries, putting out some footage about ‘fighting’ and self defense, and I’m going to have to go ahead and call bullshit. I’m not going to go[…]

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Train with different partners

Take advantage of every opportunity to train with different partners This weekend was the awesome Rick Faye seminar, hosted by MKG Detroit, MKG Cleveland, and Attributive Martial Arts. Rick is one of my favourite seminars because not only are his material and methodology great, but his attitude and people are well to my liking. Even[…]

Deciding what techniques work for you

Be first (in adopting new techniques)

New techniques and how to add them to your fight game. Here is a flow chart that we intuitively use when adding new techniques to our arsenal, but is useful to write down explicitly: I’ll write more on this below, but recall my video on using hubad training from Filipino kali as a quick way[…]