I found Kelly Starrett’s blog about a year ago when I started to get back into strength training and I was having some anterior hip issues. Long story short, his blog is a gold mine for those that are interested increasing their mobility, preventing injury and, in general, learning about how and why the body moves the way it does. Every second month or so I fall into the MWod rabbit hole for a few hours, watching video after video. Most times it’s because I have a stiff shoulder or wonky ankle that I’m looking for ways to rehab, but after the first couple of videos, I’m generally just watching because 1) I find anatomy and bio-mechanics interesting, and 2) I like listening to people who are experts in their field speak about their areas of expertise. Most of his stuff is crossfit centered, but there are a few that talk about MMA specific issues. Until recently, I hadn’t seen him specifically talk about combative sport in any great detail.
The other day, I came across this video of Starrett talking about combatives training and its role and importance in life. After watching one of the MWod videos on Youtube, I noticed this videos in the “suggested” section and gave it a watch. He makes a lot of good points that resonated with me regarding combative sports and their role in life.