Three steps to happiness

By | August 6th, 2014|Fitness, Room for thought, Training|

People tell me I can be difficult and hard to please. This, in fact, is not true. I, like many other martial artists out there, am like a racehorse. And how do you keep a racehorse happy? Three simple steps. Keep it: Well fed Well Slept Exercised Easy as that! If any of these things [...]

Built for the kill

By | February 17th, 2013|Room for thought, Training|

Have you ever noticed how people’s body shapes adapt to what they do? With many it can be quite evident what sport or training they perform just by looking at them. The body adapts to make the motions that it performs easier and more fluid. The body develops in a way so as to expend [...]

Tutorial videos

By | August 16th, 2012|Fitness, Training, Tutorials, Video|

Sorry for the delay in adding new videos. I have had a problem with my camera which will be rectified shortly. I have had requests for tutorials on various exercises including fitness, stretching and kicking. It is my hope to get through all of them in due time. Thank you for all of the support [...]

Video: Combination Squats

By | August 6th, 2012|Training, Tutorials, Video|

This is an exercise that I find helps a lot with strength and explosive power, especially for the side kick. Add this in to your workout a couple of times a week and you are sure to notice some gains. I hope you enjoy it!    

Video: Training compilation

By | July 20th, 2012|Training, Tutorials, Video|

A few clips from training sessions    

Video: Basic Hand Conditioning

By | July 13th, 2012|Training, Tutorials, Video|

This video shows some basic hand conditioning/forging exercises.   You can start with about 100 strikes per part of the hand, i.e. 100 punches, 100 knife hands, 100 reverse knife hands, 100 back fists. If doing conditioning exercises it is also a good idea to take a calcium supplement.

Video: Belt Stretch

By | July 6th, 2012|Training, Tutorials, Video|

A front and side belt stretch for martial arts. Good for flexibility, stability and hip strength.    

Video: Basic neck strength

By | June 29th, 2012|Fitness, Training, Tutorials, Video|

Here is a video showing a simple exercise to build strength in the neck.    

Video: Straight Leg Rounds

By | June 22nd, 2012|Fitness, Training, Tutorials, Video|

Here is a video showing “straight leg rounds” which will help to improve kicking.  

Video: Basic Knuckle Pushup

By | June 15th, 2012|Fitness, Training, Tutorials, Video|

Here is my video explaining a basic knuckle pushup.