Tag Archive: Boxing

This is just a quick blog to clear this up. MMA is strictly conditioning the body, not a fighting art or learning MMA techniques. How do fighters get themselves physically and mentally ready for a fight? MMA conditioning! The train there bodies to endure the punishments of 3 – five minute rounds and 5 – five minute rounds for championship bouts. Most fighters already come from training in their specific discipline (Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido or any combination.

The reason these athletes look for a conditioning coach is not to learn new fighting skills, but to enhance their physical abilities in the octagon. This is the main job of a conditioning coach. We take your strengths and enhance on them and take your weaknesses and help build these up to balance you out as a well rounded fighter. Also, a main purpose of a coach is to take any injuries and help strengthen and prevent injury to a fighter.

I hope this clears some questions or thoughts that any of you might of had as to what is a MMA Conditioning Coach. Train safe and always be prepared!

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Grappling or Striking?

This is the Million dollar question. It really depends on your style of training and what are your strengths. I personally spend about 60% of my time on striking (punching and kicking) Why? Because striking takes superior technique. Think of when you are on a two point foundation, maybe even one foot. The precision and balance required to stay in combat is incredible. It takes years to be effective. With grappling, you have your shoulder blades, elbows, feet, back-many points of contact. It’s easier to stabilize, to get in the flow. A person can learn the basics of grappling in six months, but in kickboxing, it takes years.

Grappling with an opponent who’s skilled and competent can lead to fierce, seat-soaked training without the injuries. If you were to spar that hard with kicks and punches, you will be rocking each other and someone will get hurt, even with shin, foot, hand and head protection. Now that will limit your ability to train.

Well, there you go. What are your thoughts and feedback. I always remember this saying from my Master Instructor. He said, “Practice makes perfect…perfect practice makes permanent.”