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December 2016
The Skill of being ‘heavy’.

The Skill of being ‘heavy’.

Engage with any high level martial artist from almost any style and one of the qualities you will feel is their ability to seem heavier than they should. Certainly, if you have ever interacted with high level grapplers you will have felt this attribute and boxers will often talk about a fighter ‘heavy hands’. More often than not this quality is said to be a 'natural talent', but in fact this quality of ‘weight’ is a skill that can be trained and developed. In this article, we wil...
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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