Category Archives: Training Tips

Why Martial Artists shouldn’t train like power lifters

In a previous post I talked about why it is important for martial artists to do regular strength training and in my last post, I wrote about why martial artists shouldn’t train like body builders. In this post I will be covering why martial artists shouldn’t be training like power lifters. ▪️What is powerlifting? Power […]

Training Muay Thai for over 30’s

Are you over the age of 30 and know that you should be doing something to stay fit and active but don’t know what? You’ve been to a weights gym but find it boring and results are minimal. You want something a little more edgy and engaging that doesn’t feel like you are actually exercising. […]

Why martial artists shouldn’t be lifting like bodybuilders

In the last post, I covered why martial artists should be lifting weights. The take away message was that regular training not only increases power and speed but helps with injury prevention. The natural question that arises is what lifts should you be doing to help with your martial arts training? **Don’t train like a […]

The Purpose of Sparring and Rolling

The purpose of BJJ Sparring is to safely try out your techniques against resistance. This is not the same as fighting and I’ve found that people who are overly competitive in sparring usually make very limited progress in their training. Sparring rounds need to provide realistic resistance without being too competitive. One factor which makes […]

Why strength training is important for martial artists

In my opinion, everyone that trains martial arts should be doing some form of resistance training. This means lifting heavy weights at least twice a week. Why is this important? *Strength training makes you faster and more powerful* Being stronger will allow you to generate faster, more powerful movements. Add this to superior technique and […]

A beginners guide to surviving your first month of Muay Thai training

You just started doing Muay Thai and a few sessions in and you feel like you’re getting the hang of things. You’re finally learning the basics but getting a bit overwhelmed with all the combinations, techniques and what to use when. Don’t stress because you are not alone! You have embarked on a lifelong journey […]

Muay Thai Sparring: The Do’s and Don’ts

The end of a sparring round and your coach yells ‘change partners’ and there is always that one guy left out… again. So why does no-one want to partner up with “that guy”? It’s probably because people have caught wind of his reputation of treating each sparring round like a world title fight. Sparring in […]

Developing into a fighter

Long Term Athlete Development in Combat Sports Since the beginning of our fight team we have consistently followed a long-term development program for our fighters. The Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Program is commonly found in elite level sports but is often ignored in the world of Fight Sports. Stages in Fighter Development The first […]

Being tough on your teammates

Performance Versus Popularity One of the best lessons we learned from sports coaching expert Wayne Goldsmith earlier this year was that ‘popularity is the enemy of performance’. Popularity is easy; performance requires honesty. If you want your teammates to perform at their best you need to be honest with them even if this will make […]

Being Fight Ready Part 2

This article was written with the help of Wayne Goldsmith who I have been working with for the past few months. Wayne is a sports coaching expert who has worked extensively with sports teams and organisations all over the world including Swimming Australia, the US Olympic Committee and numerous Football and Rugby clubs. http://www.wgcoaching.com/category/sports-coaching/ Why […]