Yesterday, I talked about the best way to train for your sport. I said that the most sport specific method of preparation is to do that particular sport. Now, how long should you train? Should your workout be 5 hours or 6? A lot of fighters say they train 3x day for 2 hours at a time. If you train with intensity and purpose, your workout shouldn't take more than 90 minutes or 2 hours max. If you go through the motions, you can workout all day long. If you are getting ready for a 10 round bout, you should practice training 10 rounds as hard as you can. This would be better than you half training for 20 rounds (because you would slow the pace to accomodate that time frame). You will pace your self for what you are going to do. It's like trying to improve your mile run by training for 3 miles. You have get on that track and hump 1 mile and time it and work on increasing your speed by practicing running 1 mile.
Why Bare Knuckle Karate?There are many combat sports out their for people to participate in. In looking at traditional martial arts, there are many avenues of competitition (point fighting, tae kwon do, bjj, judo, etc.). These type of tournaments tend to have a good number of participants. But in looking at a brutal type of fighting like Knockdown/Bare Knuckle Karate. Knockdown fights fought with no hand techniques to the head, but kicks to upper and lower torso. A match is 3 minutes. In case of a draw there is a 2 minute followed by another 1 minute overtime (in case of another tie). Because you can't punch the face, you will fight at a closer range. You will give and take blows and you will have to be explosive the entire time. If you win, you will have about 10-15 minutes to examine your injuries (sore knuckles, bruised shins, sore ribs, and sore facial areas from the accidental face punches). You will have to defeat several opponents to win your division. Sounds easy? Give it a try.
World Champion Richard Trammell shares his experiences, views and thoughts on fitness, martial arts and fighting.