What is Cross Training Fitness at Self Defense Systems

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19 Dec 2012

Cross-training in sports and fitness refers to the combining of exercises to work various parts of the body. Often one particular activity works certain muscle groups, but not others; cross-training aims to eliminate this.

In mixed martial arts and self defense applications, cross-training refers to training in multiple martial arts or fighting systems to become proficient in all the phase of unarmed combat. This training is meant to overcome the shortcomings of one style by practicing another style which is strong in the appropriate area. A typical combination involves a  striking-based art such as  boxing, combined with a grappling  based art such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Many hybrid martial arts can be considered derivatives of such cross-training.

Modern mixed martial arts training generally involves cross-training in the different aspects and ranges of fighting and fitness. To be superior one must train superior!


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