Archive for the ‘Teaching Movement Skills for Sports and Martial Arts’ Category

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Can you tell a well-schooled sports instructor or a martial arts instructor from an unschooled one? Then watch the video in my latest article and point out the single teaching error that keeps a student practice a simple grappling throw for over ten minutes and still not get it–even though his instructor shows him the […]

Power High Kicks With No Warm-Up! DVD trailer Power High Kicks With No Warm-Up! DVD is now available as a pay-per-view streaming video for $39.95 ($10.00 less than the DVD). You may view it from anywhere, for an unlimited number of times. The first and the second chapters of Power High Kicks With No Warm-Up! […]

Experiments done on athletes long ago (Nawrocka 1967) determined the optimal sequence for teaching a new sports technique: 1. Name the technique and give a brief description, including the key whys (yes, before a demonstration). 2. Demonstrate the whole technique at full speed. 3. Ask the athlete to give a verbal description of the technique. […]

Apart from the internal focus in this demo, I also don’t like the short grip–which is great for twirling but not for power with accuracy at a long distance.

Squat jump is both an exercise for improving jumping ability and a test of it. You can see it used as a test in a contest between a dancer and a weightlifter in the video posted at After viewing the video answer this question: What instructions would you give the dancer so that she […]

QUESTION: “Flexibility Express doesn’t come up with a set schedule for workouts like when and which ones to do. Before I bought it, it said that I need to workout 15-20 minutes twice a week to gain flexibility. How should I approach this program in terms of scheduling.” ANSWER: Do it on the same schedule […]

In my previous post I answered a question on the use of resistance bands in improving kicks. However, the video example of a class practicing kicks with those bands showed such poor instruction standards that I gave my opinion about its instructor—quite typical for m.a. So today I have another example of a typical martial […]

Someone has asked me what I think about using resistance bands in kick training, specifically Myosource Kinetic Bands. (You can see a martial arts class using these bands in the video below.) Here is my answer: With good technique, they could help. The TKD master in the video is an abysmally poor instructor, so for […]

A couple of days ago I answered these questions from a young fighter. I get similar questions from time to time, so I decided to share my answer with my readers. Questions: I am preparing for amateur matches in Muay Thai and boxing. I work out twice a day. In the morning I begin with […]