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  • Kevin Hope

    “I'm really enjoying the content so far. Great training, and the platform really shines.”

    “I'm really enjoying the content so far. Great training, and the platform really shines.”

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  • Ben Wood

    “This course has been and continues to be so useful for my training. It is very clearly and concisely delivered and there is so much great content to work on and practice. I've already started to feel the benefits and difference in my body through ...”

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    “This course has been and continues to be so useful for my training. It is very clearly and concisely delivered and there is so much great content to work on and practice. I've already started to feel the benefits and difference in my body through training these methods. I thoroughly recommend the heavy body training course whatever art you are training in.”

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  • Marko Vojnovic

    “It is very rare to find an online body training course where the coach gives detailed instructions that are, at the same time, short and clear enough so that people can achieve results without face time with a good instructor. MartialBody's HeavyB...”

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    “It is very rare to find an online body training course where the coach gives detailed instructions that are, at the same time, short and clear enough so that people can achieve results without face time with a good instructor. MartialBody's HeavyBody - Foundations easily accomplishes that. It is a great intro into how softness and gravity create power. It's a good fit for martial artists, but also for anyone who just wants to learn how to move well, in a relaxed manner and without excess tension.”

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HeavyBody Foundations

Bring Your Weight to Bare

The HeavyBody program from MartialBody presents the fundamental exercises and techniques we use to help create relaxation and softness. It is from this softness that we can effectively use the mass of our bodies and connect to Gravity. The HeavyBody is an attribute that we see in many top martial artists, especially grapplers, and strikers who are known to have 'Heavy Hands'. By training in these methods, you too can expect to develop a refined use of your weight in your chosen martial art or combat sport.

HeavyBody | An Overview

  • Removing Tension

    We carry unwanted Tension around with us all the time and this limits our ability to utilize our weight. HeavyBody Training will resolve this.

  • Using our own Weight

    We use our own bodyweight to release tension and open the joints of the body so that they are freer. This produces deep health benefits as well as usable body mechanics for combat.

  • Healthy Joints

    HeavyBody training helps us to release tension around the body. As a result the joints will be gently released of tension or sticking points increasing range of motion and joint health.

  • Precise, Focused, Pressure.

    When your Body is constantly expressing the heavyBody attribute, you can target your weight to any point on your opponent. This can create crushing pressure.

  • Heavy Hands

    Far from being a 'gift' some fighters have , Heavy Hands are a quality that can be trained through understanding of softness and our ability to cast our weight into our target. But the first thing to get is a 'HeavyBody'

  • Aaaannd Relax

    Understanding the tension in our bedy, how it affects our movement, and how to resolve it has a big supplimentary benefit. It allows us to recognise and resolve tension so as to increase relaxation and reduce stress.

Course curriculum

The foundations course for HeavyBody

  • 01
    Welcome to HeavyBody Fundamentals
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    • Welcome to HeavyBody Foundations - The Skill of being heavvy
    • Training Guide
    • Standing Assessments
    • Using the Breath in HeavyBody Training
    • Technique 1 - Breath Led Release
    • Technique 2 - Lying down release
    • Technique 3 - Resolving Tension in Extension
  • 02
    Technique Library
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    • Technique Library
    • SECTION 1 - What is Swinging & why do we use it?
    • Technique 1 - Round Body Swings
    • Technique 2 - Axis Swing
    • Technique 3 - Running Swing
    • Technique 4 - Flapping wings swing
    • Technique 5 - Spine Hang & Sway
    • SECTION 2 - Why do we use the floor in HeavyBody training?
    • Technique 1 - The Backwards Roll
    • Technique 2 - The Forwards Roll
    • Technique 3 - Pulling through 4 corners
    • Technique 4 - Drop, Squat & Roll
    • SECTION 3 - Introducing 'Gravity'
    • Technique 1 - Dropping the centre
    • Technique 2 - Slapping water
    • Technique 3 - Dropping hot coals
    • Technique 4 - Falling Step
    • Technique 5 - Double Drop Step
  • 03
    BEGINNERS WEEK - Follow along Lessons
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    • Starting somewhere!
    • Beginers 1 - Swing Routine
    • Beginners 2 - Roll Routine
    • Beginners 3 - Gravity routine
  • 04
    Pre & Post Training Lessons
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    • Warm Up and Cool down with HeavyBody
    • Warm up Routine
    • Cool Down Routine
  • 05
    Partner Testing your 'HeavyBody'
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    • Testing with friends
    • Push Testing
    • Release Test
    • The Falling step test
    • Lifting the Statue
    • Sumo Pushes
    • The Push Game

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