CrossFit Striking is a new specialty course offered through CrossFit.com. This course has been developed by Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame inductee and LAPD SWAT Team member George Ryan to incorporate striking movements into CrossFit workouts.
In this video, Ryan shares CrossFit Striking movements with the help of Greg Amundson, the Original Firebreather.
Ryan says any technique he teaches has to be easily learned, readily recalled and highly effective. The CrossFit Striking stance is an offensive stance so the athlete is “better able to explode in any direction.”
Ryan explains how to perform a front kick.
“The important thing here is point your knee where you want to strike,” Ryan says. “Maximize your power by pushing that hip forward.”
Amundson progresses into combinations with his fists, and Ryan shows how to use the bags and focus mitts safely to block foot and fist strikes.
Additional reading: Got Striking? by George Ryan, published Dec. 29, 2010.