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The martial arts have always stressed physical and mental training. Some of the traditional training methods of the last century are still applicable, but many of the methods have been proven ineffective or even unhealthy or dangerous. Modern training methods help martial artists to safely and effectively increase their power, speed, endurance, and flexibility. Martial art students need to know what are good and what are bad training methods and techniques so they may avoid injury and maintain their training regime.


Warm-up. Get the juices flowing.

Cool-down. Slowly return to normal

Visualization and guided imagery. Imagine the way you want to be.

Navy Physical Readiness Test. The Navy's fitness and body fat test.

Heavy bag training. Critical training equipment for all martial artists.

Shadowboxing. For when you have no training partner or just want to practice the movements.

Coordination test. A simple test to see how coordinated you are.

Abdominal muscles. Work those abs.

FITT factors. Some key factors to use to attain fitness.

MICT-HIIT-SIT.  Which training type is best.

Wave run. Run the Wave to learn to control your pace.

Tabata method. A method of interval training.

SAID. Do what you do best.

Quick draw. Be first or die.

Odds and ends. Tidbits of training information.

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