Experimental Methods for Improving Performance

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Nature takes care of the fundamental reflex and behavioural patterns and the challenge of the fight will take care of the rest. Having said that, to be an effective fighter you have to be seeking to continually improve your performance and find ways to maximize what nature has bequeathed. Movement can be better understood and can be tweaked on an individual basis, and knowing how to move can have a great effect on your performance. The neuromusculoskeletal processes that support effective movement can be trained in various ways. In this video I talk about some of them.

Included are some of my most up-to-date personal methods for improving fight performance, with a focus on the biomechanics that underlie movement. The tips I discuss here are based on principles that I have found to be influential upon successful performance for fighters and take into account tactical considerations.

Some of the topics discussed come from well-researched areas of sports science. Other topics are ones that I have been experimenting with based on my knowledge of science as well as my knowledge of my own body: in other words, they are personal methods that have yet to be proven or explored by formal research. These are ideas and training methods that I’ve come up with through my own process of analysis, innovation, and trial and error. They are the training methods that keep me progressing even at the age of 66. I offer these tips for you to try out and see what they can do for you.

There is a lot of information contained in just under two hours. Like the other One-on-One videos, I recommend that you use the film as a resource to watch many times. Try out the ideas, come back, and watch again.

Topics covered include:

triplanar movement

conservation of momentum

displacement of weight up/down/forward/back/left/right

head initiating movement of hips and spine

following the head to determine range/alignment to opponent

hip as a major axis moving in three planes

Olympic punchouts for prepping the CNS

torque and optimal range of joints

effect of the head on spinal alignment and therefore postural tonus

momentum vs. high velocity follow-through

discussion and illustration of oscillatory movement and neural drive/rate coding

car crash effect: coupling of forces and torques

reflexes and their importance in movement

injury prevention through triplanar movement

forces of stress and strain and their effect on the target as well as one’s own system

neural drive vs. muscle mass

walking through the target

alignment when hitting

recoil punch

benefits of volitional oscillatory movement training

vocalization and core strength

opening and closing the kinetic chain

how to use the head

use of the eyes to facilitate movement

how to increase strength of the clinch

importance of foot contact to ground


use of free hand for control

how to get past a technical sticking point in a complex move (such as round kick)