Primal Academy

Programming for Kickboxers

How to Hit Harder & Last Longer
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Win Before You Step In The Ring

    Every single combat sport is won before the fighters even step into the ring.

    Once inside the ring, you don’t learn new skills, you don’t magically gain stamina and you certainly don’t learn how to hit harder.

    When that first bell rings you simply execute your game plan with two things;

  • The physical condition your body is already in
  • The skills you already possess
  • Number one is the most important.

    You can have all the skills in the world but if you tire after one round, it’s literally impossible for you to win.

    Within number one, you also have to have both the components of combat fitness - power and stamina.

    You can have the stamina to last every round but if you hit like a bitch, your opponent is going to walk through your punches, break you and beat you.

Hit Like Tyson, Work Like Hatton

    As a trainer, it’s your job to make sure your fighter is in the best physical condition possible. They must have the power to knock their opponent out and the stamina to last the entire fight.

    The goal for every fighter is to be able to maintain 100% power for every round.

    When you have that scenario, you’ve done your job as their trainer.

    However, this isn’t as easy as it sounds…

    Unlike in most other sports, how much you weigh matters a lot… It’s easy to make someone stronger and more powerful by making them bigger.

    The real skill is in building the relative strength and relative power WITHOUT gaining size.


“High Level Problem Solving With Extreme Physical Consequence”

    To give your fighter the best chance of winning, your focus needs to be on developing punching/kicking power and stamina.

    On top of that you have to build speed (a form of power), and the skills your fighter needs to win.

    The consequence of your fighter lacking in any of these areas is extremely severe. If you didn’t know already, kickboxing is a very dangerous sport.

    The aim is literally one of these three things;

  • Knock your opponent unconscious
  • Hurt your opponent enough to make them quit
  • Hurt your opponent more than they hurt you (if it goes the distance)
  • If the programme you’ve taken your fighter through is inadequate in any way shape or form, your fighter is more likely to be hurt and knocked unconscious.

    There’s no escaping that fact.

    Designed poorly, your programme can have very lasting, damaging effects. That’s on you.

Do Not Lose!

    To safely work with a fighter, you must know what your aim is, you must have a proven method of achieving that aim and the confidence to execute that proven method.

    Programming for Kickboxers gives you the confidence and the methods needed to keep your fighter safe and give them the best possible chance of winning.

    That’s what it’s really about in this game… winning.

    Winning and staying safe are priority number one.

    A well-conditioned fighter who hits hard and doesn’t get tired increases their chances of winning tenfold.


Programming for Kickboxers

    This course will teach you how to build three month programmes that give your fighter the best chance of winning.

    You’ll learn:

  • The importance of strength and conditioning training for combat athletes
  • How to punch harder
  • How to maintain power in the later rounds
  • What strength exercises work best for fighters
  • How to periodise your programme over a 12 week time frame
  • Progressive pad and bag work specific to building endurance
  • A fighter specific warm up
  • List of effective combinations to perfect
  • Skills and drills for improving co-ordination and movement quality
  • How to kick harder
  • 4 lessons on how to build power
  • 7 principles of strength training (needed for developing power)
  • How to put it all together into a 3 month programme (plus a ready made programme from your instructor Jim)

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Meet your tutor

Jim Waterhouse
Jim Waterhouse

As a stickler for perfection, I always want the best from everyone, myself included. "It will do" will never do. As a coach and a teacher I want to influence the people I work with to actually care: care about improving their service, care about the clients they are training, and care about becoming a better version of themselves. If every coach I work with ends up improving their service just 1%, over time I can make a positive impact on the fitness industry as a whole.

The fitness industry is gradually changing for the better and I'm excited to be a part of that. Coaches are being taken more seriously as legitimate health professionals instead of just "that teenager with white teeth and abs", but for these changes to continue, coaches need to be aware of two things:

1. What you do with a client in their hour of training is not going to change their life, but everything you teach them about lifestyle habits, nutrition and psychological health will be crucial to their results.

2. A qualified professional needs to charge qualified professional prices that reflect their service, and shows the public they get what they pay for; £20 for the occasional "beasting" is not going to get anyone very far, so we need to change that perception.

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