Tag Archives | combat conditioning

Testing Combat Conditioning (diary entry)


08.04.19   Monday night concluded my course of Combat Conditioning with this client. It was time to push everything over the hour and a half lesson to see how much progress had been made. After a simple warm-up the lesson ran over a period of 8 x 5 minute rounds with one minute break in-between. Five of these rounds were line-work exercises, designed for my client to use when home-training. The remaining three were sparring rounds. There was no time […]

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Martial Muscle Memory (diary entry)


01.04.19   My client reached the eight and a half hour point of his 10 hour course on Combat Conditioning tonight. We specifically looked at muscle memory exercises, but also covered transitions and restrictive training.   We began dynamic stretching and callisthenics followed by switching between line-work and on the spot specific exercises. This included boxing footwork, building up into combinations and then connected to short sprints. We changed to height variations on techniques for line-work and then focused on […]

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Combat Conditioning for Grappling (diary entry)


25.03.19 My client reached his seven and a half hour point of his course in Combat Conditioning. Tonight we looked at grappling-based exercises both clinch and ground. Dynamic stretching and callisthenics were gradually increased into high intensity movement exercises. These included uninterrupted sets of bear and lizard crawls, seal crawls, explosive press-up crawl, snaking, sprawling, sit-outs, footwork combinations from striking and wrestling stances, takedown movements, upa bridging, triangle crunches, neck bridges and break falls. Next we went through a series […]

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Force Vector Combat Conditioning (diary entry)

resistance band guard

11.03.19   This evening’s lesson brought my client up to his sixth hour of Combat Conditioning. We focused on pulling and pressing actions involved in martial arts actions covering stand-up, clinch and ground. This was followed by two 5 minute rounds of MMA sparring.   The lesson began with a series of callisthenic exercises and dynamic stretches. This was then followed with line-work drills covering different stances and techniques. We first moved footwork from Western Boxing, Muay Thai and Wrestling […]

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Combat Conditioning Technique Drills (diary entry)


09.03.19   The first lesson of the morning brought my client up to the four and a half hour mark of his course on Combat Conditioning. We focused entirely on some technique development drills today.   The drills were:   Failed Single-leg takedown/Switch to shovel hook/cross flowing from one side to another (The above exercise was originally broken up into a single-leg entry flow drill and a v-stepping punching combination)   Jab/cross/sprawl/spear-knee Side control/knee/north south/kimura lock Reaction to kick catch: […]

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Conditioning the Lead Side (diary entry)

Straight lead

22.02.19   The first lesson of the morning began my long-time client on his course of Combat Conditioning. We worked on improving speed and power as well as the underlying fitness needed to execute jabs, lead leg teeps and double-leg takedowns – all lead side techniques.   The lesson began with a series of callisthenic/mobility exercises focusing on combative movement. We then looked at the jab from both stances. In order get maximum movement, flexibility and to keep the lead […]

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Tyre-d Training (diary entry)


18.10.18   Tonight saw the final lesson in my client’s current course of Western Boxing for Mixed Martial Arts. We looked at putting everything together, revising the entire course, and also some new restrictions, using a tractor tyre, to build better upper body mobility.   Training began with a warm-up on the tractor tyre. The surface area of the tyre promotes better balance and awareness of foot placement. We moved around the tyre’s rim, angling off and changing stance. Then […]

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Stand-up, clinch and ground variations (diary)

  30.03.16   Tonight was the second in CCMA’s second course on Mixed Martial Arts for Martial Arts Cross-Training. We had an extended lesson, working on several different variations between the ranges. A similar format will follow next week.   We started off with some simple sport specific movement exercises. This began with shadow boxing, moving onto partner work. I had my client perform repetitions of jab-slipping and rolling off hooks into hooks and uppercut/hooks. This movement was then applied […]

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