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CrossFit Radio Episode 209

By Justin Judkins

Audio Article

On Episode 209 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed George Ryan, who is the subject-matter expert for the CrossFit Striking Trainer Course. Justin also interviewed Bob Weeks, who is doing great things for the Wounded Warrior Project. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012.

The WOW (Workout of the Week) is from CrossFit WV.

Five rounds for time of:
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Striking Foot and Fist

By George Ryan

In Coaching, Combatives, Videos

June 27, 2011

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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… Continue Reading

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CrossFit UFC Throwdown

By Dave Castro

In Combatives, CrossFit, Videos

June 23, 2011

Video Article

CrossFit made its debut at the UFC Fan Expo held in Toronto earlier this year. Dave Castro from CrossFit HQ was there to host the event.

“It was a natural match just because so many UFC fighters and fighters in general train with CrossFit or use these principles to train,” Castro says.

CrossFit Games champ Kristan Clever joined the competitors and was thrilled to showcase her sport. She says she’s surprised that CrossFit was asked to… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 174

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Combatives, CrossFit Games, Radio

June 01, 2011

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On Episode 174 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed combative expert Tony Blauer and gymnast Carl Paoli. Stacie Tovar was also featured on the episode, which was was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

4:30 Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems came on the show to talk about his popular Be Your Own Bodyguard seminars. Tony talked about feedback he gets from students who… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Combatives, Videos

May 10, 2011

Video Article

A few months ago, George Ryan held the first CrossFit Striking Seminar at CrossFit La Verne. Since then, many CrossFitters have been discussing ways to increase the variance of their program with a heavy bag, focus mitts and more.

In the first of a two-part series, Ryan jumps into the topic of bag striking. He touches briefly on proper hand protection and some additional elements that could be thrown in—such as kick bags—for variety… Continue Reading

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Starting Striking

By George Ryan

In Coaching, Combatives, Videos

March 06, 2011

Video Article

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 explains the progression for adding striking to your workouts and describes how to choose the right equipment, including focus mitts and a punching bag.

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Got Striking?

By George Ryan

In Combatives

December 29, 2010

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George Ryan explains how you can improve your fitness by adding striking to your programming.

Starting in 2011, CrossFit will be offering striking seminars led by George Ryan. The first seminar will be held Jan. 8-9, 2011, at CrossFit La Verne in California. CrossFitters can expect to learn proper striking technique as well as how to integrate striking into their workouts.

In this introductory article, George Ryan explains how… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, Videos

October 30, 2010

Video Article

Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems is a combat specialist and the creator of the SPEAR System—spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response.

In Part 1, Blauer introduced the Cycle of Behavior at a seminar held at CrossFit Santa Cruz. In Part 2, Blauer continues his discussion of behavioral patterning by talking about skills to manage FEAR—false expectations appearing real and false evidence appearing real. According to Blauer… Continue Reading

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