This will improve the quickness and accuracy of your mind. You will develop the ability to instantaneously select the most effective movements to use at any point during a confrontation. You will learn to do this without thought. Your reflexes will carry out the movement selection process automatically. Stick Training Training with escrima sticks, as […]

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This will improve your quickness and explosiveness. You will learn all about non-telegraphing and economy of motion. Initiation speed must precede movement speed if your attack is to be successful. It’s not how fast you move, but how soon you get there that counts! Your attack may be very fast in flight, but a slow […]

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Most fighters overlook alteration speed. But, if you are a serious speed student, you will develop this valuable safeguard. Alteration speed involves the ability to quickly change directions in the midst of movement. Essentially, it involves control of balance and inertia. Alteration speed is invaluable during those moments when an opponent offsets your timing or […]

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Movement speed is the ability to quickly transition from one point to another. Your movement speed is determined by your ability to contract and relax your muscles efficiently. This is the type of speed most readily recognized by the untrained fighter or the public at large. Most novice fighters place too much emphasis on movement […]

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This guide with a single objective in mind: to help you become a superior fighter by increasing your speed to the highest level of your innate potential. Speed is a key attribute for success in competition and self-defense. Reaction speed is often the sole difference between winning and losing a physical confrontation. Regardless of your […]

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Auditory reflexes concern your ability to react quickly to what you hear. This skill is useful in situations where you have to defend yourself in the dark. In this situation, it is more likely that you will hear the attack before you see it. Auditory reflexes will also help you when defending against multiple attackers. […]

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The basic building block of any skilled physical performance is physical fitness. Just as there are components of speed, there are also components of physical fitness. The three basic components of physical fitness are stamina, strength, and flexibility. When properly developed, these three fundamental fitness characteristics will improve any skilled physical performance. In order to […]

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Speed hampering is anything that you do to effectively slow down the opponent’s reaction time to your attacks. Reaction time is the time gap between a stimulus and the response. Skill in speed hampering can help compensate for what you may lack in movement speed. As a combat speed student, you should commit to becoming […]

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This will decrease your reaction time to visual stimuli in fighting. For defensive purposes, you will learn to anticipate, recognize, and track swift movements. For offensive purposes, you will learn to quickly spot openings and opportunities to attack. Lateral Eye Stretch Sit in a relaxed position. Look straight ahead. Without moving your head, look as […]

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Tactile reflexes involve the ability to quickly react to the stimulus of touch. It is the attribute referred to as “sensitivity” in martial arts.  Ninety-five percent of all street fights and MMA bouts will end up in the close distance and/or grappling range. In this range, it is not likely that you will “see” the […]

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