European Shinkyokushin Karate Championships – UPDATE

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There will be online broadcasting: eurokaratechamps.eu/live/

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The great Olympic dream

The organizers of the 2015 European Shinkyokushin Karate Championships are members of the World Karate Organization (WKO). For many years, the WKO has been making strenuous efforts to include full contact karate as an olympic sport for the first time in history during the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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Introducing Brian Fernie to the OSU! MAGAZINE Team

OSU! MAGAZINE would like to introduce Brian Fernie to the blog team.

Brian is a well respected coach, Master Trainer (BWK), Sports conditioning coach and MMA CSCC and educator within the fitness industry, he has trained everyone from busy mums to professional and elite athletes covering a wide variety of sports from running, football to MMA and more.

A former soldier, police officer, security contractor and a reasonable level athlete himself he understands the need for straight forward thinking and talking when it comes to delivering results, he has been involved in martial arts for a number of years from traditional karate to kickboxing.
His approach to training has seen a huge client base of athletes and celebrities stay with him for years,

he is the author of numerous articles which have been published in leading magazines and has written numerous books on fitness related matters.

Check out his other published books:

Run Coach (can be read as a stand alone book covering all aspects of running, specifically written to accompany the certified Run Coach course run by Brian) available on Kindle for Amazon

Kettlebell Instructor (can be read as a stand alone book for all levels, specifically written for the certified Kettlebell instructor course run by Brian ) available on Kindle for Amazon

Pre-hab for athletes – using tried and tested techniques this book covers prehabilitation utilising everyday balls such as Tennis, squash and golf balls for all levels of fitness. Available on Kindle for Amazon. (Soon)

Centurion Fit bodyweight warrior workouts for combat sports available direct from the author

Fitness fast– a book covering all levels of fitness and giving nutrition advice and detailed sessions. Available on kindle for Amazon (February 2015)

visit his websites:

www.tod-coaching.co.uk
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Strength and Movement for MMA by Brian Fernie

The word strength sends panic and fear into many an athlete and conjures up the stereotypical pumped up steroid junkie or strongman athlete.

This is far from what strength and conditioning really means and various people have quoted what it means, however lets break each of the two elements down

Strength or absolute strength–is the greatest amount of total force anyone individual can generate

Conditioning– can best be described as the specific demands of the sport which in turn refers to the S.A.I.D principal Specific adaptations to imposed demands

So what is movement ?

quite simply

Movement – The ability to move the body through the pillars of movement in a multi directional plane

It is important that you as a fighter understand the needs of strength in your movement patterns, this will ensure that you are prepared for any situation thrown at you.

Let’s have a quick look at the five pillars of functional human movement which is a natural thing for anyone.

Pull – the ability to pull something towards yourself
Push – the ability to push something away from you
Level change – squats, get ups, get downs, drop,
Locomotion – crawl, walk, run, swim
Rotation- swing, strike (any form of twisting action)

In order to achieve greater strength in movement of any type we need to add a variable such as a weight to ensure that we have some form of resistance to work against

We have found a sandbag is one of the best counter balance for promoting strength and movement functionally.

Sandbags come in various forms and have a variety of names and range in prices and weights.

Powerbags
Bison bags
X bags
Battle bags
Bulgarian bags
DVRT sandbags

1. Clean and press 2.over head squat
3. Rotational lunges 4. snatches
5. Slams 6. Squat jumps
7. Bent over row 8. anyhow get ups

Try the exercises along with a power matrix set which will add in power endurance to the workout.

Brian is a well respected coach, Master Trainer (BWK), Sports conditioning coach and MMA CSCC and educator within the fitness industry, he has trained everyone from busy mums to professional and elite athletes covering a wide variety of sports from running, football to MMA and more.

A former soldier, police officer, security contractor and a reasonable level athlete himself he understands the need for straight forward thinking and talking when it comes to delivering results, he has been involved in martial arts for a number of years from traditional karate to kickboxing.
His approach to training has seen a huge client base of athletes and celebrities stay with him for years,

he is the author of numerous articles which have been published in leading magazines and has written numerous books on fitness related matters.

Check out his other published books

Run Coach (can be read as a stand alone book covering all aspects of running, specifically written to accompany the certified Run Coach course run by Brian) available on Kindle for Amazon

Kettlebell Instructor (can be read as a stand alone book for all levels, specifically written for the certified Kettlebell instructor course run by Brian ) available on Kindle for Amazon

Pre-hab for athletes – using tried and tested techniques this book covers prehabilitation utilising everyday balls such as Tennis, squash and golf balls for all levels of fitness. Available on Kindle for Amazon. (Soon)

Centurion Fit- bodyweight warrior workouts for combat sports available direct from the author

Fitness fast- a book covering all levels of fitness and giving nutrition advice and detailed sessions. Available on kindle for Amazon (February 2015)

visit his websites

www.tod-coaching.co.uk
www.todcombat.com

Beating Stress with Martial Arts( repost from Moosin.com)

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Every day one way or another we feel so form of stress from work, school, life. Hit the link below and read the article on beating stress with martial arts.

Beating Stress with Martial Arts.

 

10 Things The Martial Arts Should Have Taught You About Life (Repost) Ian Abernethy

10 Things The Martial Arts Should Have Taught You About Life! I’m a great believer in the ability of the martial arts to both enhance as well as preserve life. Gichin Funakoshi’s 10th precept is “Put Karate into your everyday life and you will find its subtle secrets.” There are lessons that are learnt in the microcosm of the dojo that we can apply to the macrocosm of everyday life. So for this podcast, I thought we’d look at 10 lessons that you should have learn…t from your time in the dojo that apply to everyday life and, if you take them to heart, they can help make the next 12 months more productive and enjoyable than they may otherwise have been. Please help me out by liking and sharing this post. Thank you! http://iainabernethy.co.uk/…/10-things-martial-arts-should-… See More http://ow.ly/H5Seu

Kagami Biraki -2015

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This is the time of year when dojos all over are celebrating  Kagami Biraki.”Kagami Biraki,” signify the unveiling, or rather “breaking out,” of the mirror (kagami – mirror,biraki – breaking out).  Many martial arts dojos use the ceremony to signify their first practice of the New Year with a vigorous workout of the group, together and lots of kiai.

Kagami Biraki: Renewing the Spirit By Christopher Caile (REPOST)