Eric C. Stevens

Eric C. Stevens

 

 

 

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The most devastating kick in martial arts is the roundhouse kick. There is significant technique to the muay Thai roundhouse kick, though. I'm going to walk you through it, step by step.
When preparing for a fight we study our opponent and prepare a strategy. But we should also study ourselves, through their eyes. And we should plan for all outcomes, without attachment.
Grunting might get you kicked out of Planet Fitness, but all athletics come with their version of a forceful, audible exhale. This exhale serves a purpose and your performance will lack without it.
Are martial artists actually 'artists?' What does it mean to be an artist? Is it about what you do, or is it more about truth, focus, and craftsmanship. I think Bruce Lee said it best...
What do John Lennon, Bob Marley, and accomplished athletes have in common? Authenticity. There is a beauty to be found in following our passions, be it sport or otherwise, famous or not.
An athlete has many seasons - seasons of competition, seasons of injury and wellness, seasons of aging. How do you deal with these seasons? I think accepting them and evolving is the best choice.
The left hook is a brutal punch, but it's often thrown incorrectly. Learning to sit back on the rear leg makes all the difference when throwing this potential knockout punch.
Chris Herren was living the dream, playing for the Boston Celtics. And then he threw it all away on drug addiction. In the eye's of fan he went from hero to villain. Now, he works to be a real hero.
The liver shot is an infamous punch, but what is really happening? How do you execute it and how do you defend against it? Let's look in-depth at this one, brutal punch.
A fighter cannot be thinking about his technique in the heat of battle. There’s no time to think, only to be present. Learn as much as you can, and then let go of it all. That's the challenge.
Boxing is a part of American culture, but is it a thing of the past? How can boxing salvage its image and become relevant again? It's all in one word - respect. Restore the respect and the tradition.
Fighters may fight alone, but they win with successful combos. Power punches are rarely thrown without a set up. A good combo isn't just about the number of punches, but also timing and placement.