Rope Ball Exercises for Developing KO Power

If you want to develop knockout power with your strikes, then the first thing you need to do is learn the proper technique. It’s not about slugging your opponent, it’s about the snap. Nobody teaches this better than my man Jeff Joslin. Once you have your technique down, then it’s about training specific exercises that…

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My Joslin’s Canadian Open Experience

Sunday, November 9th was the Joslin’s tourny. If you were there, you’d have experienced one of Canada’s largest grappling tournaments. I participated in the 155-169.9 lbs Beginner’s (0-1 years experience) gi division. I’ve been grappling for about 4 months now and have just under 30 classes under my white belt. This was my first tournament…

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WARNING: Be Aware of Bad Advice

The Joslin’s Canadian Open grappling tourney is coming up this weekend, and I’m getting ready for it along with a bunch of others. I was talking with a buddy of mine at the dojo yesterday and he was asking me about carb loading. Carb loading is a method of altering your carbohydrate intake to maximize…

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What to Learn from Patrick Cote’s Knee Injury

If you got a chance to catch the UFC on Saturday night and saw Patrick Cote’s knee injury when he was fighting the Spider, you were probably disappointed that the 2 warriors didn’t get a chance to properly finish what they started. I sure was. I love getting a chance to watch Silva at work,…

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The Lost Ingredient to Recovery

After popping my rib grappling on Saturday, I decided to take Sunday off. That lead me to this post. There’s one thing that a lot of fighters totally screw up, and that’s recovery. Recovery is not just ‘not training’ but can mean a lot of things: – Enough quality sleep – Nutrition including adequate high…

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Medicine Ball High Intensity Interval Training

Thought I’d make up for last post’s little joke exercise and give you something real. Here’s a simple little workout to do instead of standard 1 min hard, 1 min easy running for your interval training. Using the medicine ball for side tosses integrates core power in the transverse (rotational) plane (think punches, kicks, throws),…

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Crazy Medicine Ball Exercise for MMA

Hey Guys, This is the most amazing medicine ball exercise for MMA that I have ever learned. Do 10 reps of 4 sets, 60 seconds rest between sets and you will feel like a new fighter:

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The Inferno LIVE – Thursday’s at 10pm

Jeff Joslin is hosting a live web show (PG-13) every Thursday at 10pm. I’ll be a special guest tonight (if I can get my webcam working). Check it out at: http://joslinvideo.blogspot.com/ He’s got a contest running, so if you want to join, you have to have a proper name and e-mail signed up, just go…

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Master-MMA.com has launched!

Master-MMA.com, the most complete online MMA instructional resource launched today. If you’re a mixed-martial artist, or just want to understand MMA techniques a little more, you have to check out this site. We’re running a special right now, the cost is only $10.95 per month to sign-up! This is a ridiculously low price, considering I…

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MMA Conditioning Pyramid Circuit Workout

I’m currently training for the Joslin’s Canadian Open BJJ tournament in November. Unfortunately I’ve been nursing a sprained thumb over the last couple of weeks, but it should be 100% by next week. That hasn’t stopped me from my conditioning though. I went to the park for a quickie and thought I’d share. Check it…

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