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Why Spar?

June 5, 2014

  Many people  have asked  why   do we spar so much, and is it necessary. To answer the last question first, yes. I don’t teach a cardio MMA class where sparring is non-existent. This is a big “in” thing for other gyms, but here at Club Kozak, we teach real training. What defines sparring? […]

Fitness fallacy

July 31, 2012

As the fitness industry grows high, ther are its lows. I get a pain in my neck, everytime I read of an MMA training program from “fitness gurus” who have never competed in anything resembeling MMA. These experts even offer MMA conditioning instructor certifications to their followers. Their MMA background considers of some early years […]

Certification Circus

June 13, 2012

It seems everywhere I look in the fitness and martial art industry; everyone seems to have certifications from A to Z. If there’s something new and fashionable in the industry, people are running out to get certified in it. I’m not knocking down certificates, I do think they are useful, but I feel some people […]

Training in Japan 2012

May 22, 2012

I had a great opportunity to be able to train with the pro-fighters of the Pancrase affiliated fighters. These fighters are under the group the name Pancrasism. Their training started at 12 noon. It started off with light warm up, the 2-3 rounds 3 min shadow boxing. From there, we did takedown entries, back and […]

Plant-based diet project

March 22, 2012

As many of my students and others have noticed that I have lost some weight, mainly fat. Over a 2 1/2 period time, I lost about 16 lbs. This seems like alot, but I didn’t suffer, and my energy level was great all the time! The “secret” to this loss? A plant-based diet. Myself, I […]

Fresh Start-2012

January 9, 2012

2012 is upon us and most of us have made our resolutions. Should one decide to make a resolution, one should keep it. A resolution, which can be made any time within the year!, should be kept, just as one should keep promises towards others. Why do most resolutions give-up? Well some are just un-realistic, […]

Invest in your health

November 25, 2011

  Most people I come across in daily life will tell me all about their financial investments they made, how much they earned etc… When I ask them if they train or exercise, they say they have no time, or no money (ha!). No time? These people will spend hours in front of their computer, […]

Train No-Gi or with Gi?

November 8, 2011

I’ve recently read certain popular martial art trainers claim that training with a Gi (or Kurtka in my case) is out dated and has no practical use. They also say that no gi training has more practicality for real life self-defense situations. Bold statements. The recent decline in Gi training has come from the booming […]

Supplement schlock

July 27, 2011

“Do you recommend any supplements Coach to help me in my training?” I get this question from my Combat Sambo/MMA students and fitness clients several times a year. I think its time to express my opinion on them. Supplements, like religion, is a very personal thing. We all have different views and beliefs  . Some […]

Kettelbell Plus Workout

July 22, 2011

Here is one workout that I use for myself and coach others to do. It is a workout that uses kettlebells and bodyweight exercises. It can be done 2-3 x week or as I do, once a week , while doing different workouts the rest of the week. I am using heavier KBs for lower […]