Most martial artists perform well in spite of their fitness training, not because of it. No other curriculum addresses the actual needs of the individualized fighter. Currently available programs were designed strictly from an output perspective: more is better, harder is better, faster is better. However, the core tenet of fighting skill under combative stress is “only better is better.” Only a fitness program which tactically develops the skill of exercise specifically carries-over into fighting performance. Like any martial art skill – punching harder, kicking faster, lifting heavier – cannot help the fighter, unless they transfer into technical precision with accessible timing.
Conventional martial art physical strength and conditioning lacks specificity to the target skills. They either are entirely unrelated to the skills intended to be augmented, or worse, the techniques are loaded with resistance under the belief that performing martial art skills under resistance makes a “stronger” technique. From an exercise science standpoint, this is false. The loaded skill and the unloaded skill are recognized as two distinct techniques: which one erupts during performance is the one you train the most. They compete for dominance in your nervous system, and the result is a slower, poorly timed, and inaccurate technical skill.
Balance is the essential synergy of strength conditioning and technique execution. The reason that TACFIT has succeeded on various national teams competing at a world championship level in martial art is due to the fact that it understands that martial art is inherently athletic, and the goal is to balance the physical body so that over-specialization doesn’t hemorrhage power, and lead to unrecoverable training and eventually injury.
TACFIT is designed to improve fitness while reducing the risk of injury during martial art practice and competition. Our mission is to design specific and comprehensive physical training programs that optimize martial art performance and prepare us for the challenges we face during the combative competitions and ongoing training demands.
TACFIT reduces the risk of over-training burnout and injury through the varied intensity of physical training and psychological resilience protocols. We are dedicated to helping the martial artist excel at a high level, avoid injury, and recover quickly between competitions and practices.