Dodgers Manager Headed to Court
Although the Dodgers aren’t doing so well against the Giants this home stand, and McCourt is heading to court, many other “Giants” in the MLB and in the NFL are focusing on a different kind of battle; martial arts.
What the Pros such as Adam Dunn, Brad Penny, Russell Martin, Randy Couture, Jay Glazer, and Clay Matthews are saying:
“Physically, it works different muscles than players tend to use in their own sport. The training gives them something different to push themselves through.”
“You tolerate the pain and get through it.”
“Mentally, I know I’m in a good place because I worked hard.”
“Most mixed martial arts instructors teach balance, quickness and awareness of your surroundings.”
These athletes, coaches, Martial Arts Experts, and sport analyzers are not the only ones raving about the workout mixed martial arts provides, but they sure do help show that Martial Arts is EFFECTIVE.
At Robot Fight and Fitness we stress the same things mentioned above; training, balance, quickness, awareness, motivation, and HARD WORK. Living in Los Angeles, it can be hard to stay focused or to train during off-season, but having a place where you can incorporate all the aspects of fitness training as well as technique can be just the fix. Russell Martin of the New York Yankees will be the firs to testify to this. In his statement to the NY Times Martin said that MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Judo, Karate, “…can make an athlete mentally tougher,” in addition to improving overall fitness.
With this being said, mental toughness is a HUGE part of our programs, and with it comes a big increase in technique throughout the course of long term commitments to a program of your choice.
Mixed martial arts is a combination of karate, judo, jujitsu, boxing, wrestling and taekwondo. Many athletes use these different martial arts in their trainings, but are notoriously known for keeping their training regimens a secret, due to its high effectiveness.
Brad Penny, MLB, admits he trains with Dan Henderson, M.M.A. Competitor, but still wont discuss details, that just goes to show you that something must be GREAT if they don’t want the secret out.
Unlike these athletes that keep it a secret we want to SHARE OUR PASSION with everyone. Because there are so many great ways to get in shape in LA and Santa Monica, its important to show the benefits of our program and we don’t plan on keeping that program a secret, instead we want to share our knowledge with our members everyday.
Most of the athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB that practice martial arts do not spar, but do use similar practices like here at Robot such as focus mitts, Thai pads, positional sparring, punching bags, speed bags, double ended bag use, drilling, sprints, and anaerobic type circuit workouts.
Experts believe that these drills have helped improved pitching games, first base reflexes, agility on the football field, emulate certain movements used in the different sports, Hips and Core Strength, and particularly how to own your space.
Jay Glazer a football analyst for Fox Sports says in a NY Times article….
“We look at film and break it down frame by frame and come up with a combination that mirrors his pitching delivery. A knee, a punch, followed by a kick.”
“Power comes from their core, his hips and his legs, even though he uses his arm to pitch.”
“Mentally, the mantra is the same for baseball players as it is for N.F.L. players.”
“We get the players thinking like a cage fighter. When the door shuts, it’s time to break that man’s will across from you.”
In baseball, football, and basketball these techniques are becoming more important, and recognized by they athletes all over the world. The effectiveness of martial arts is becoming wide spread and we hope that the sport continues to get such GREAT publicity, for it does have many benefits that one could utilize in any aspect of their lifestyle.
So come try it out for yourself now! Don’t wait any longer!