Dojo – The Fight Smart Striking – Week 4 ft 5
The methods in your striking course are mind blowing. I never knew about elastic recoil. I was just checking out your videos and then I went outside to work on the bag. I’ve never seen it swing that much and I can’t imagine how much more power and speed I could add if I worked out harder and had stronger muscles better suited for punching. I hope I learn a lot Thank you for being funny and entertaining, and helping me. I hope everyone finds your courses.
I have done three of your courses in part because you have trained with Oleg Taktarov and Bas Rutten. These guys are legends to me. Anyways anytime I add stuff to my training program that you post for free I buy the course. So I’ve now bought this course as well as the Head Movement and Leg Lock course. I honestly think that one of your single greatest videos is the footwork video, it should not be free. Movement is like crack for me. I took karate for about 10 years and always got blasted in the front leg. Now, thanks to you, I can check leg kicks at will. My entire shadowboxing career is based on your stance. I have read everything from Bruce Lee, James Keating, Joseph Simonet, Kelly McCann, William Cheung, and the list goes on. However, my practice centers around what you teach. This is as much as a compliment I can give any man. Keep the stuff coming there are guys in the garage training what you teach. Such is the gift of mobility a curse on karate’s 70/30 stance.
The program is exactly what I wanted. It’s instructive and it generates a great workout. I found your videos on YouTube and became more interested in learning Boxing and Muay Thai. I did some basic boxing in high school, so I have some idea of what I’m doing.
I’m learning several new techniques from your videos. I was trying to improve my hand speed but would never have associated hand speed with first step quickness – thanks for that.
I feel like I’m learning something new with each lesson and that’s great for keeping me engaged. Again, the programs are well above my expectations
P.S. I can’t believe how much they missed in my MMA classes. I wish you could come out to CA and start a gym!
I’ve been using the Head Movement Program since early summer and I can now give you a more meaningful critique of your programs.
I have used many popular programs including fitness ones. These programs are good to excellent in their early stages. But once muscle memory takes hold, they become routine and then boring. I find your program to be an ongoing challenge. I can incorporate new combinations to both MP3 workouts based on the video lessons and it will take me years to master the combination of techniques, speed and force.
When compared to internet exercise programs you outperform your competition. Before buying the two programs from you, I tried
some free versions online and my fight gym online boxing lessons. The former is imbecilic and while my fight gym is better, the $9.99 monthly subscription fee is crazy. For what? You KO those two programs.
I live in Thailand and I wanted to test how much my skills developed from using your videos, so I went to a local Muay Thai gym. My trainer is a former fighter who now trains local boxers that fight mostly in Hua Hin and a couple in Bangkok – the Thai equivalent of Madison Square Garden.
The key difference between Trav’s training and the Muay Thai guy is you teach technique and the gym focuses on repetition. That said, when I forgot to counterbalance my kicks the Thai trainer corrected the mistake. When I finished my rear round house by stepping forward to move into my next strike, the Thai training made me return my leg to the stance position. I figured that’s a difference between Muay Thai and kick boxing attacks.
The other criticisms of my performance came mostly from self-correction, though the trainer thought my boxing skills were excellent and that’s due to your programs. I enjoyed the work in Thailand and I came away impressed by how much I have been able to learn from your videos. Great job and it continues to be fun. Thanks!
-H. Brian Goh
I’m currently working through the Striking Dojo. Thanks for putting together this excellent resource.
I just wanted to let you know I got the mp3 Striking Dojo course last week. I’ve done it a couple of times and I really enjoy it. I like that you’ve added some knees as well as kicks with this; it is a good workout.
Take it easy.
G’day mate William Tweed, owner & developer of Attack & Evade Boxing Techniques here. We’re a Boxing Club in South Australia. I wanted to let you know that we recently went to the state titles and won the novice light weight division. I have to say that your teaching style and knowledge has improved my own teaching qualities & scientific knowledge of the sport & human anatomy. It’s always enjoyable watching how you deliver your tutorials; you’re a straight shooter & entertaining.
This course should be required learning at every martial arts school. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Keep on keeping on!
-William (Bill) Tweed
I bought the Striking Dojo course and it has been well worth it. I have 27 years of martial arts experience but there is always something more that can be learned. I have already improved my hook, upper cut and roundhouse kick to the leg, all from studying your course and applying your teachingts. I’m glad I found your programs.
I’m an old guy (62) that decided to stick with your striking program. I practice what I see in your videos when I go to the gym. You make me laugh and you are passionate about what you do. I also like the legal aspects you talk to us about, for instance when you told us to try and avoid a fight in the first place and get the spectators on your side. You’re helping old farts like me to kick ass. Thanks man!
Hi Trav, I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your courses. I have been following the Striking Dojo for the past two months and I think I’m making great progress.
This is the best martial arts instruction that I’ve ever come across.
I bought the Head Movement mp3 a while back and I work on it a couple of times per week. I also have the Leg Locks course, but I’ve not yet had much time to really get onto it yet, although I’m very much looking forward to it.
I am completely new to all of this; I haven’t been in a street fight since I was a kid, which I lost horribly. Although I played ice hockey for 25 years, I tended to avoid the fighting part of it. I had a couple of bigger boys to look after me :-D. I’m really having fun learning the basics of striking and movement.
I wanted to move it up a notch and so I purchased the full Head Movement and Fighting Bigger People courses. I was very tempted to buy the Fighting Multiple Attackers as well, especially for the clinch and ground fighting, but unfortunately my credit card is now maxed out :-). Hopefully I’ll be able to help you with your taxes next year:-)
I’m just training at home alone at the moment but my 12 year old son is starting to show an interest, so I’ve been showing him a couple of moves.
Thanks so much for all your help. I love your coaching style and you never fail to make me laugh.
Trav, I just wanted to say Thank You for putting together your site/business. I’m turning 44 years old this year. I’ve never been in a fight, yet something inside of me has always made me wonder how I’d do. I started Muay Thai classes on May 1st this year. When I started, I was so pleasantly surprised at these fighters/athletes! They were motivating, encouraging, helpful and wonderful people and they made it a very positive environment! I’ve also started working out a gym lifting weights. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Along with all that, I watch your videos nearly every day for education and motivation; and I enjoy your humor as well!
I have a wonderful marriage, family, home, business, vehicles, vacations…you name it. I thought all those things were what I needed to be successful and happy life, but I never truly felt complete. Learning how to fight and getting into great physical shape has made me look at life in a whole new way! I’m getting more confident, I’m feeling better and I’m sleeping better. I’m dialing in on healthy eating and learning about nutrition. My outlook on life is so bright right now! And to you, I just wanted you to know you are a big part of that. Thank you!
I may have told you I began looking at how to protect my wife and youngest daughter in public after watching how 4 punks attacked an out-of-town defenseless couple. The whole program is something as husbands we should want to watch and prepare to use to defend our families and ourselves. It can happen out of nowhere and we should be able to respond as if it is second nature. You have put together a complete package for offence and defense. I feel more confident, hopefully I won’t hit like a girl! Each day I watch and add something new…point of attack, fight angles, blocking kicks, Joe Frazier moves, dipping, adjusting, backing up, etc. If someone like me can learn your fight techniques, anyone can. My best weapon is if someone looks at me and thinks I’m too old to fight!
~keep feeding your family and us on your FIGHTSMART program!
I just wanted to thank you again for the suggestions you had for us. Since we started working on your suggestions, the boy you helped us with has won 1st place in his division at two tournaments. None of his matches were even close. At the last one, he was challenged to fight a second-degree black belt and he is a green belt. He overwhelmed the kid and spent most of his time chasing him around the ring. At both tournaments he was warned by refs that he was too aggressive and was using too much power! That makes me especially happy He’s still more of a brawler than a boxer, but it’s working for him for now.
Cody’s parents are ecstatic to see their son go from an uncoordinated weakling to a competitive kickboxer in two years! He still has a long way to go, but he’s cleaning up the 15-17 year-old division in the state. So, thank you, my friend. I hope your business is going strong.
Thank you for your excellent products. I already purchased your Head Movement and Striking Dojo programs and I absolutely love them. They coincide perfectly with the coaching that I’m getting from my professional trainers. They are truly well put together, easy to follow, and excellent programs that inter-mingle perfectly with my current training. They are excellent at sharpening my skills significantly! It’s great to be able to watch the videos and listen to them when I’m sitting comfortably in my home; then I rehearse and visualize the movements in my mind over and over, then I put them to use at the gym. Your videos have significantly boosted my skills in many ways. Thank you.