SO HOW FIT ARE YOU?

BEFORE YOU BEGIN any of the MMA Fit programmes it is important to run a couple of tests on yourself so you’ll know where to startt. Resting Heart Rate The first thing is to establish your Resting Heart Rate. This is the speed at which your heart is pumping when your body is not doing… Continue Reading

Getting the Best From Exercise

TO UNDERSTAND HOW to get the best from exercise, it is a good idea to have some knowledge of how the human body is put together and how it works. This section is a quick explanation of the basic structure and operation of the musculo-skeletal system. Muscles Muscles are bundles of fibres which are attached… Continue Reading

52 BLOCKS EXERCISES FOR FIGHTING MULTIPLE OPPONENTS

Use the following 52 Blocks exercises to trigger your thought process regarding multiple-attack scenarios. Experiment with your peers in a controlled environment, where you can modify the situation and 52 Blocks techniques until you have gained a fair amount of insight into what it takes to defend yourself against multiple opponents successfully. When practicing these… Continue Reading

TWELVE MULTIPLE-OPPONENT FIGHTING CONCEPTS

1. Fighting multiple attackers is extremely difficult. Look for an opportunity to flee at any time during the encounter. If the attack takes place indoors, how close is the door or the nearest help? If the attack takes place outdoors, are there others nearby who would hear a scream for help? What brought you to… Continue Reading

LEARNING 52 BLOCKS ARMED ATTACK CONCEPTS

Should a self-defense course include the use of weapons? I don’t think I have ever seen knife offense advertised. The focus is always on defense. If weapon training is part of a self-defense course, what types of weapons should you train with? How proficient do you need to become in order to avoid injuring yourself… Continue Reading

LEARNING 52 BLOCKS TARGET AREA CONCEPTS

Good targets in a self-defense scenario might include the eyes, groin and knees. The tailbone might be a good target if you can position yourself behind your opponent, such as when coming to the rescue of another person. Attacks to an opponent on the ground might include stomps to his heel. The heel and ankle… Continue Reading

LEARNING 52 BLOCKS EVASIVE MOVEMENT CONCEPTS

1. Is sidestepping an attack a valuable option in a self-defense situation? How is sidestepping accomplished? Which foot should you step with first, and why? What is your immediate action after you have sidestepped the attack? 2. When you have sidestepped the attack, try changing the angle 90 degrees. Or position yourself so that you… Continue Reading

LEARNING 52 BLOCKS JOINT-LOCK CONCEPTS

How effective is a 52 Blocks joint lock when the training partner is cooperating? 1. When training with a willing partner, take the time to analyze the effectiveness your left foot first. Why is it better to step first with the foot closest to the direction of travel? Which foot should you step with next,… Continue Reading

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