Best Kicks for Self Defense

Best Kicks for Self Defense When it comes to hand-to-hand combat, kicks are a highly underutilized form of attack. After all, kicks have more power and range than any other form of strike, and since they are underutilized your attacker is less likely to see them coming. However, in the realm of self defense, not all kicks are created equal. …

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 …

Tips on How to Open Up Your Hips

If you’re like most of us suffering Kombat students, many of you have faced the problem of extremely STIFF and SORE HIPS with limited range of movement.  This can occur for many reasons, including inflammation, strains, overtraining, improper form/technique or just kicking too darn much! 😉 Many athletes also use cross-training in different sports to help develop their skills in different areas, alter their workout routines …

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 …

THE WINNING FORMULA: Spotlight on Marc “Gwapo” Pagcaliwangan

This month, we are thrilled to get up-close-and-personal with professional super bantamweight boxer, Marc Pagcaliwangan, who recently celebrated his 9th win and still undefeated record. (9-0-1 with 7 KO’s) We learn how he got started, how he trains, what he eats, what it takes to be pro-athlete and what his dreams are for the future. Enjoy! 🙂 1) What drew …