Sunday, October 25, 2009

Warriors Weekend in Toronto

I had a great weekend in Toronto at Robinson's Karate. Master Robinson hosted a Warrior's Weekend for his students. Instructors included myself, Master Chris Rappold, Shihan Moti Hornstien, and UFC fighter Jeff Joshlin.

I came in early to work with Master Robinson and his staff on part of the Burn with Kearns Core Conditioning Certification Level 1. They definitely absorbed a lot during the course's 8 hours.

Since I am training Master Rappold for his World Championship fight in Italy next month, we took the opportunity to work on his gas in the tank program. He will be ready for his upcoming fight next month.

As a bonus for me I got the chance to train with Shihan Moti on gun defense. I was amazed at the detail that he went into during his seminar. Master Rappold and I teamed as training partners for that seminar and continued with Jeff Joshlin's striking seminar.

Saturday started off fast and furious with Master Rappold's sparring seminar. You can see why Master Rappold has been a champion so many times. With a short break the students hung in there and got ready to Burn with Kearns. Even though the weather wasn't great, we had an a boatload of training and laughs. Good food after was provided by Master Robinson in the form of miles upon miles of sushi.

I want to say thanks to Master Robinson and his team of instructors, Ian, Eric, Mike, Trevor, Jason, Troy, Tyler, Steve,and Nate for a great time as well as all the students.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pull Ups

Pull-ups can be done just about anywhere. They are great for preventing shoulder injuries and are very functional. Thus, it's no wonder why the military and many top MMA athletes include pull-ups on a regular basis in their training. The really fun part is that they can be performed in a bunch of challenging and different ways.

1. If you can not handle your own bodyweight, place a chair behind you to put your feet on. This will reduce the weight load.

2. To avoid shoulder injury, never have your hands wider than shoulder width.

3. Vary your grips often to increase different muscles activated

Monday, October 12, 2009 Now Carrying My Conditioning DVDs

I am pleased to announce that is now carrying all of my strength and conditioning DVDs. The UFC is the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world and to have them carry my training DVDs is an honor. Here's the link.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

We are in Full Gear Here

Jorge Gurgel will be working with me intensely over the next 4 weeks to get ready for his main event fight for Strikeforce's “Challenger Series 4” at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California on November 6th. Yesterday, I worked with him and Rich Franklin. I put them both through my "Gas in the Tank" program. They loved and hated it at the same time.

Kru Mark Dellagrotte and I work together closely when fighters come into Sityodtong. Also on my schedue for next week is WEC fighter Alex Karalexis and UFC fighter Marcus Davis. Time to cowboy up!

By the way, last week was an awesome experience at the EFC Summit in Miami. I met many great people and look forward to working with their schools.