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Training Randomness in Martial Arts

Over the years I’ve talked a deal about the importance of introducing randomness into martial arts training.  Although some things seem to mesh better with linear progression training, like lifting weights (for me at least), introducing some randomness into training … Continue reading

Random Workout Generator

Random workouts are a fun way to shake things up. They’re a particularly cool idea for martial artists.   If you want to be ready for anything real life throws at you, try throwing unpredictable stuff at yourself in the … Continue reading

Solving the Problem of Evil Before Breakfast

Get the newspaper off the front sidewalk and spread it out next to your coffee and toast. Or, if you prefer, fire up your iPad and prop it up beside your kale smoothie and gluten-free whatever-that-is. Now, while you savor … Continue reading

Bump and Run: Martial Arts Training Involution #190

It’s been a couple of years since I had a bald head and chin hair.  More importantly, and much more relevant to your martial arts training, it has also been a couple of years since I emphasized the value of … Continue reading

Take ‘Em Down and Put ‘Em Up: Martial Arts Training Involution #187

There are certain martial movements so fundamental that someone who doesn’t drill them, it could be argued, is not a martial artist at all. I have an entire program called MBF (“Martial Base Fitness”) that’s designed to make sure you … Continue reading

Live from TN: Martial Arts Training Involution #168

This weekend my son and I are in TN at Western Warrior Boot Camp 2019 – here are some road trip pictures. Full recap coming later. In the meantime, in keeping with the theme of pragmatic, Western martial arts, this … Continue reading

GOGGLES a poem

GOggles I remember what you wore When we met on Jersey’s shore A simple flirtation I had no expectations And then that encounter in Majorca And in again in Cuyahoga The last time it stuck No idea what we were … Continue reading

One Shining Hour: Cabal Fang Martial Arts Training Involution #159

Exclusive of warm up, transitions and cool down, this T.I. is one hour of action. Make this your shining hour. Put out like this is your one shot for an Olympic gold medal or it’s your black belt exam.  Put … Continue reading

The HPP OTM Protocol

Update (11/13/2018):  I just realized that I forgot to report on our findings.  After a of doing the HPP-OTMs, we all agreed that they were fun, they really pushed us to O2Max, and they were a nice change of pace.  … Continue reading

Conditioning Run Protocol

4/10/18 UPDATE: I added a couple of wrinkles to the notation to allow for more variants.  Enjoy! The new Cabal Fang Training Involution scheme is laser-focused on building the knowledge, will, daring, composure, physical fitness and mettle to defend yourself and … Continue reading