The MartialBody method

What is the MartialBody method and how do we train to obtain the 6  attributes.

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The attribute approach to body methods

Feel & perform differently

When aiming to improve our performance in the Martial Arts, regardless of style, tradition or approach, the way our body performs matters. How we feel to our partners or opponents, how able we are to perform given movements, how efficiently we use our bodies. These things can transform our Martial Art, both for ourselves and also in how our methods are perceived by others.  MartialBody training places great emphasis on the development of attributes that will make us feel and perform differently. 

The 6 Attributes of the MartialBody System

Develop 6 interdependent and related attributes that can transform how you feel and perform



Heaviness is the subjective way in which an opponent may perceive you during interaction. It could be that you seem to weigh more than your stature, that your strikes land with incredible weight behind them or that you simply are unmovable.  The HeavyBody trains us to embody these characteristics through targeted and deliberate release of tension in the body. It is a process that is almost the mirror opposite to the contraction training found in most S&C programs, and takes time to achieve. HeavyBody is the manifestation of our body weight, barring down on the opponent the instant it is needed.



Stability is our ability to remain dynamically 'aligned' to the direction of our forces and the requirements of our posture.  When stable, it is hard for the opponent to distort us, or manipulate our structure to their objective. StableBody training helps us to rewire our body map so that we are intimately aware of the position of our spine, our limbs and our joints. Once developed, the StableBody makes the exponent feel unbendable, like a moving, directed and determined statue. 



Connection is the association and combination of the tissues of the body, so that we move as a singular, harmonious unit. If there is any section in MartialBody training that creates 'strength' this is it. This is a strength that comes from whole body power, with every muscle, sinew and tissue working in harmony. The ConnectedBody training involves internal extensions and contractions that pull and develop the lines of tissue used to create movement in the various planes. The ConnectedBody is powerful, united and complete and can fuel your martial techniques to new levels.



Agility, speed and directional change are the results of the ElasticBody. It cannot be denied that these attributes are of great importance in many martial arts and combat sports. To develop agility or speed, our bodies must have a certain springiness in its tissues, and so we train the ElasticBody to achieve this goal. Using rebounding, leaping and bouncing techniques, alongside reaction and action development methods, the ElasticBody produces lightening fast footwork, hand speed and reflex's. 



Spiral movement is at the very core of our movement as a human being. But to entrain the spiral within seemingly straight movements is where the power of this attribute lays. Complex, spiral movement, made natural through prolonged training makes our structure illusive, our movements powerful, and our direction unreadable. SpiralBody trains this attribute through a targeted and deliberate progression towards complexity, from 'pointed' to linear, from linear to circular then from circular to spiralling. Here we release all of the other attributes in complex, powerful and often beautiful movements. 



Fluidity in our Martial Art is, somewhat paradoxically, not primarily related to our bodies.  Instead, fluidity is the result of our mind, and the mental freedom to act in accordance with the ever changing conditions. The FluidBody helps us to train our mind, body and breath so as to become aware and sensitive to what is happening here and now. We use varied and unusual partner drills to test the minds ability to flow and to change. These drills will often be unique in every different session, so as to keep the body and mind guessing. Fluidity results from the development of this mental freedom. 

How is MartialBody Training Structured?

A deliberate process

There is a process behind the techniques of the MartialBody system. We training in a cyclical, ever repeating way in order to embed the attributes in our bodies.

Every cycle of training we make these attributes more and more natural. The more natural they are, the greater their influence on our martial techniques

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Justin Hutchinson
Justin Hutchinson-New Ways to Hone and Improve Heaviness

As a larger guy, I thought I had the whole concept of "heaviness" down; but Heavybody has shown me new ways of applying heaviness and improving the usage of heaviness. I can see this being very useful to practitioners of any weight or size.

Joseph Lawrence
Joseph Lawrence-A truly insightful and groundbreaking course

MartialBody Training has made crystal clear and practical, many body skills and attributes that I previously could only get murky and often mysterious explanations for. I thoroughly recommend for literally any martial artist, or anyone interested in developing interesting, intelligent, whole body strength!

Jaime Girona
Jaime Girona-The best MB course so far

I can say that these are the best explanations I have ever seen online. Every sincere martial artist should investigate MartialBody. No matter if you follow the training or just enjoy the explanations, your martial "eye" would never be the same after knowing the potential of the spirals

MartialBody training is a systematic approach to developing specific attributes that are useful to the Martial Artist of any style or background.

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