Monday, July 21, 2014

How to Improve Your Shitty Kicks (in 3 Steps)!


For a lot of guys, kicking does not come naturally and they tend to focus on punching. The result is many fighters do not fully develop their kicking ability.

This is a damn shame.

Delivered properly, kicks are devastating weapons that can be used to beat your opponent into submission or knock him out in one shot. You can't truly consider yourself a "well rounded fighter" without fully developing your kicks.

If you're ready to get your ass in gear and fully develop your kicking ability, here's my 3 step plan that'll give you awesome kicks in no time!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Basic Muay Thai Pad Drill


Thai Pads are an essential training tool for any fighter. If you aren't using them, then you need to start - now.

If you're new to using thai pads and you want some good drills to get you started then you can certainly find some great examples on Youtube.

But I also want to share a video of one of the thai pad drills we use at Raja Muay Thai Academy here in Greenville, SC.

It's a great beginners drills that'll get you started on the right track.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Finding the Right MMA Gym or Martial Arts School


So, you're looking to get involved in some sort of martial art but you don't know where to start.

There are all kinds of different martial arts styles in your area and you are having a hard time figuring out which one you'd like to start training at. Or maybe you already know about what kind of style you're interested in but you've got a few choices in your area and you don't know how to differentiate them.

Whatever your issue is, I want to help you out.

I've compiled a list of questions you need to answer, and once you do, you'll know exactly where you should be training.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sparring Like the the Thais:

Came across this great video and I wanted to share it with you guys.

It's from Kru Kiatphontip at Kiatphontip Muay Thai Gym in the UK (Leeds).



So many guys think you have to "win" a sparring match and this just isn't the case. If you think this way you're a dumbass and you're not only holding back your own training, but your holding back the training of everyone you spar with.

Train Hard,
Josh Skinner

Monday, July 7, 2014

Build Strong, Powerful Legs!


If you're a martial artist or combat athlete you already know that the vast majority of your power comes from your legs and your hips. So, if your interested in being able to deliver more power in all of your moves (strikes, kicks, throws, etc...), then you need to put some serious effort into training your legs.

Now, I know a lot you guys out there think they may need a lot of equipment to properly work their legs: a squat rack, an Olympic Barbell, a Leg Press Machine, a leg extension machine, a leg curl machine, etc....

Well, I'm here to tell you that simply isn't true. You can build a pair of super powerful legs with just two exercises that require minimal equipment: the Pistol and the Swing.