The Five Basic Physical Attributes for Sport Combat

The five basic physical attributes are the primary abilities that all sporting skills come from. The acronym “S.A.F.E.S.™”, is an easy way to remember them; Strength, Agility, Flexibility, Endurance and Speed. These attributes can be defined in many ways, however, I will use the following definitions for the purpose of this article. I will end…

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Periodization for Combat Sports

Periodization is defined as “An organized approach to training that involves progressive cycling of various aspects of a training program during a specific period of time.” (Dr. Frankel, C.C. & Kravitz, L. (2000). There are many forms of periodization including: traditional, step-wise, undulating and overreaching. Each has its own merits. The method of periodization discussed…

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