The 4 Step Coaching Method
At the core of the Combat Performance Coaching system is our unique 4 step coaching method of Measure, Analyse, Enhance and
Monitor. The 4 step coaching method combines practical training and coaching methods, along with in depth measurement and analysis to create a principle based coaching method that can be universally applied to enhancing the striking performance of any
athlete or practitioner from any style of combat sport or martial art.
The first step is to measure an athlete ‘baseline’ or current level of performance in the 3 key striking performance areas of power, speed and endurance across a range of striking techniques to create a Combat Athlete Profile.
All data is logged within the coaching software database against multiple parameters to allow for continued analysis and performance monitoring.
Identifying strengths enables
athletes and coaches to analyse effective body mechanics and technique. These techniques can also be used tactically to maximise success in competition.
Identifying areas for
development allows coaches to
provide targeted technical
coaching, skills development
and strength and
conditioning regimes to
Addressing imbalances in power can enhance an athletes ability to adapt in competition.
Performance indexes reflect
an athletes power to weight
ratio enabling coaches to
compare performance on
athletes of different weights.
This is important for
assessing how efficiently an
athlete uses their body
weight to generate power
within a technique.
Technical striking principles
At the core of our coaching system are 10 striking principles that are universally applicable to all strikes from any style of combat sports and martial arts. The principles break down strikes in to their component parts allowing coaches to focus on improving particular aspects within a technique.
For example if an athlete lacks kinetic
energy or impact power within a
specific technique we apply specific
coaching principles to specifically
address each of these.
Skill and tactical development
The skill and tactical development drills are specifically designed to enhance an athletes ability to land strikes effectively through improved distancing, timing, combinations, counters and evasion.
We will always look to build upon an athletes personal strengths, helping them to maximise their chances of success.
Strength and conditioning
Coaches can then plan and perform targeted strength and
conditioning interventions specifically developed to target:
• Correct imbalances
• General work capacity