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In Coaching, Combatives, HD Videos, MMA

June 26, 2012

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When it comes to a successful punch, power is of the essence.

In this video, George Ryan of CrossFit Striking demonstrates some power-development exercises with pro MMA fighter Neal Abrams.

The first step, Ryan says, is to ensure the athlete is using the entire kinetic chain when striking. To check, he looks to see if the back foot is pushing off the floor, and then he confirms that the power is traveling… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Combatives, HD Videos

April 26, 2012

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Before any athletes throw a punch or kick, certain foundational elements need to be addressed, George Ryan says. The three elements: making a fist, stance and footwork.

Learning how to make a proper fist is important for people who have never thrown a punch, Ryan says. The stance should find the feet shoulder-width apart and the primary leg back about 12 inches, with the hips square toward the target. You should be on the… Continue Reading

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Fit to Fight

By Sara Ayaz

In Combatives

April 25, 2012

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Sara Ayaz describes how CrossFit and Krav Maga work together to produce finely tuned martial artists.

When I first started Krav Maga, it was the single most intense and awesome thing I had ever encountered. As a lifelong martial artist, I was looking for a system that was more ardent and practical than what I had previously done. Krav Maga was that system.

Krav Maga is a self-defense system created by Imi Lichtenfeld, and it… Continue Reading

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Q&A With Tony Blauer

By Loren Christensen

In Combatives

March 09, 2012

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Loren Christensen talks to self-defense expert Tony Blauer about the warrior spirit, what drives him and more.

“When I was 13, my mother asked me what I was gong to study when I was older, and I told her that I wouldn’t really need school because I was going to develop my own martial-art system and be like Bruce Lee. She smiled, patted me on the shoulder and said, ‘OK, sweetie, we'll talk about this when… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio Episode 209

By Justin Judkins

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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:
9 chest-to-bar… Continue Reading

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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

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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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