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Archive by author: Coach ChrisReturn
Head coach and Founder of MartialBody.com
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June 2017
The Friday Five - 23/06/17

The Friday Five - 23/06/17

The first MartialBody Foundations course is now Live! Grapes, Connor vs Mayweather, Roger TV
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The Place for Cooperation

The Place for Cooperation

The Place for Cooperation In my previous article, I explained how honest enquiry was a vital part of testing the validity of a skillset or training methodology. In this article, we will look at where co-operative training fits in to the developmental model and how to avoid the pitfalls.
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May 2017
The importance of honest inquiry

The importance of honest inquiry

With the recent emergence of challenges where traditional Martial Artists are bested, often in seconds by trained ‘sport’ fighters, I think it is worth looking at perhaps the most important guiding principle of my practice and the foundation of the MartialBody method, The principle of Honest Enquiry.
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The Friday Five - 05/05/17

The Friday Five - 05/05/17

Announcements!For those of you waiting for the MartialBody Foundations/Fundamentals courses to be released I am just putting the finishing touches on the First Section, HeavyBody. Then closely afterwards the Sable and Connected sections will be released! Very exciting and I am very happy with the way this work turned out.Stay Tuned!----------------------Inspired words -A funny quote from the Internal Arts Adept Serge Augier. He said this too the room of students when I hosted him in the UK in th...
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The Quality of Stability

The Quality of Stability

Stability can be thought of as our ability to maintain control of our posture, position, motion, and mass, either when we move ourselves or when we move in association with a partner or opponent.
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April 2017
The Friday Five 21/04/17

The Friday Five 21/04/17

The Friday Papers  –There is a huge amount of debate regarding the best way to ‘Stretch’. I have looked into a few of these varied methods while researching for the MartialBody programs. Static stretching and static holds have a good base of research behind them. For example:““After stretching, passive torques were significantly reduced at >50% of range of motion (ROM). Shear modulus at a given fascicle length was significantly reduced at >80% of the chan...
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An introduction to the Attribute Approach.

An introduction to the Attribute Approach.

We have all seen lines of martial artists repeating a specific punch or kick over and over as they attempt to ingrain the technique. This is perhaps the most common sight in the martial arts and, although it has heavily fallen out of favor in some circles, repetition does still have its place in the early stages of learning. But behind the repetitions, the techniques, even the freeform sparring or competitions there is a layer of ability that is almost always ignored. An ability that usually spo...
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The Friday Five - 07/04/17

The Friday Five - 07/04/17

The Friday Papers  –This week I have been researching Reactive Neuromuscular Training. A System which uses external influence (such as resistance bands) to cause a reaction in the body that resets natural stability in a joint, posture or similar. Here is some interesting research in its applicability to shoulder rehabilitation.“An RNT program as part of a sport-specific functional exercise progression can re-establish dynamic stability and neuromuscular control. Clinicians can e...
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March 2017
Friday Five 31-03-2017

Friday Five 31-03-2017

The Friday Papers  – This week I have been looking at the review of material supporting Thomas Meyers Anatomy Trains theory.“To provide evidence for the existence of 6 myofascial meridians proposed by Myers based on anatomic dissection studies"https://www.anatomytrains.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/wilke-pdf.pdfInspired words -“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.”Thomas A. EdisonFoody ...
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Friday 5 - 24/03/17

Friday 5 - 24/03/17

Well, its been a couple of weeks off the Friday Five! But its back! :)The Friday Papers  – Been hitting the ‘Rumble Roller’ this week. I am not sure if this is a torture device or a beneficial tissue health tool… but a study in latest issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research seems to point to the latter.“Okamoto et al. (11) suggested that foam rolling restores muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and soft-tissue extensibility. MacDonald et al...
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“It was rarely the techniques that impressed me when I met the Elite Martial Artists of various styles. It wasn't what they did ... it was how they did it! It was they 'felt' ... their highly developed  power, accuracy, subtly. When I realised this, I knew my training had to be focused on those things, not just techniques. "

Coach Chris Davis - MartialBody Founder