Eight Muay Thai Combos That Will Improve Your Skills!

Here are 8 variations of the FOUR COUNTS, that I learned from my different Krus. You can practice them by shadowboxing, pad work, partner work or on the heavy bag. Feel free to DOWNLOAD. Follow these round time and rest protocols: 3 two minute rounds with 1 min rest 3 two minute rounds with 30 second rest 5 two minute …

Injuries Suck!

Injuries Suck! So you got injured. And trust me, injuries totally suck. No one wants to take time off their training. Here are some tips from someone who has endured a lot of injuries: Get a Proper Assessment And I don’t mean the assessment that a personal trainer, coach, athletic therapist, osteopath, chiropractor, whatever gives. I mean dragging your butt …

Edged Weapon Defense for Police Officers

It is one thing to defend yourself in an empty hand situation…but once a weapon is introduced, it is a totally different kind of game.  Check out this article written about knife defense in the Metro. This line really jumped out at me: They are silent, they require no skill, no training, they’re easily concealed,” he said. “If you have …

The Best BJJ Positions for the Streets

I’m a great fan of Stephan Kesting and his training videos, and I thought I would share his video on BJJ for self defense. A couple of points about the techniques and tactics presented in this video. Train your vision and your peripheral vision. When I train law enforcement and security officers in ground fighting, I always tell them “when …

Essential Boxing Combinations

I threw together these boxing combos for our students. Please feel free to download. Use them as a guide to do partner work, pad work or when hitting the bag at home or at the gym. These are especially good to use at home; with all this cold weather, you might not feel like getting to the gym. You can …

Tips on How to Defeat a Taller Opponent in Muay Thai

In Muay Thai or Kickboxing, sparring against a taller opponent can be overwhelming in the best of times. But there are some strategies that can help you. In this video, they advocate: footwork and angles patience using your kicks versus their punches trying to entice your opponent to throw their kicks, so that you can catch their kicks. Sort of …

Congratulations Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor Amir Yafawi!

With great pride, The Kombat Arts Training Academy would like to offer our Congratulations to our very  own  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  Professor Amir Yafawi for his Double Gold Medal win this weekend at the Ontario Open International Jiu Jitsu Championships. With these victories he has earned a spot in the Worlds 2015.      

Kombat Arts | Tip of the Week | Cleaning your Gloves

Kombat Arts | Tip of the Week | Cleaning your Gloves Hey guys here is a short video on how to maintain your gloves and handwraps. A necessity if you want to protect your investment and to avoid any fungus infections. Dry all the sweat that is on and in your gloves, and open them up to dry. Preferably in …

SPOTLIGHT on Kombat BJJ Athlete: Vijay Hemanchal

Hi Folks, This week we have a great interview with one of our very own Kombat BJJ athletes – VIJAY HEMANCHAL.  He is an accomplished competitor who also runs a successful CA business, yet manages to squeeze necks and break arms in his spare time. 🙂 Here’s a bit more about Vijay: 1) When did you first decide to join Kombat Arts?  Summer of …