Fred Carvalho wins at KAYO, Watford- Video.

Fred from New Wave Academy, London showed great power, composure and cardio at the recent KAYO event in Watford. He picked his shots well against his opponant who was relentless in his attacks.

He trained with Combat Ready Training in preparation for this bout and was commited to improving his conditioning. He remains calm and very busy throughout the fight.

See for yourself here:

Congrats to him and his fight team at New Wave Academy. I look forward to working closely with him in 2012 as he prepares for his next fights!

Fred trains with CRT at Cheetahs Gym, Hove.

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Mark Potter vs Oli Thompson – why I love my job!!

When people ask me why I love my job I would show them this video!

Nothing beats seeing someone you’ve trained hard for months on end, show supreme control and confidence in the ring. This can only come from someone who has the strength, power and endurance coupled with skills to go for five rounds if needed.

In this video we see Oli dominate Mark Potter and stick to the game plan, without losing sight of the end goal. Throughout the fight he maintains composure leading to an impressive win over the renown striker.

http://youtu.be/ixmBxxQwows

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Look out for updates on Oli’s progress, 2012 will bring big things from Team Oli Thompson!

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Oli Thompson: fit to fight!

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CRT trained fighters show superior cardio and strength in competitions!

Wow! What a weekend I’ve just had, with no less than four fighters competing at two events!

Friday night saw the South Coast Fighting Championship (SFC) in Eastbourne, with ZT Fighters Johnny Cromwell and Glen Mclellan competing.

FIGHT 1:

Johnny Cromwell came out victorious in his K1 fight against Josh Lappin from Coloseum Gym. Johnny showed great power landing some good knees to the face of his opponant, whilst his cardio carried him right to the final bell in fine style.

Christian and Johnny celbrate post-fight.

FIGHT 2:

The headlining fight saw ZT’s Glen McLellan fight for the Heavyweight title belt.

Kenny warms up Glen.

This last fight between 1st gens own Danny Smith and Zts Glen Mclennan was ferocious. The first round showed Glen being more technical, but both fighters landed some powerful shots. It was in the second round where Danny caught Glen with a powerful body shot which won the fight.

Big shout out to both fighters, and to their coach Kenny Moyston.

Christian, Johnny and Coach Kenny Moyston (Kenshiro Muay Thai)

Another big shout out to SFC organisers “Punch Doctor” Paul and Tolly Plested for putting on a great show, and to guest referee Oli Thompson for keeping things safe and fair throughout the night.

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Sunday night- KAYO-MMA 6 RUSH Live at Watford Colloseum

New Wave Academy fighters, Laura Clarke and Fred Carvalho have been making the trek from London to train with me in preparation for their last two bouts.

Both fighters have trained hard and show great heart in their gruelling Strength & Conditioning sessions in Brighton.

Fred killing his final stage of endurance training.

FIGHT 1:

Fred’s fight was a standup war. His opponant was relentless and kept coming forward. However, Fred’s superior boxing skills and footwork allowed him to defeat his opponant. Fred looked relaxed and composed throughout the fight.

FIGHT 2:

Laura Clarke unfortunately lost to Eastbourne fighter Rachel McMillan.

Here is a write up from Cage Queen:

First up was a semi-professional 60kg catchweight bout between an undefeated (1-0) Laura Clarke of New Wave Academy in South London and Rachel McMillian also undefeated (3-0) of First Generation in Eastbourne. Clarke was totally in the moment, grinning ear to ear as she entered the cage. I could tell as I was announcing her that she was enjoying every minute of this fight. I love it when fighters get into their intros, and Laura was definitely into it! Rachel on the other hand came out very focused, and as she entered the cage I could tell by the look on her face that she only had one thing on her mind! Both of these women had heavy hitters in their corners with UFC vet Nick Osipczak behind Clarke, and undefeated rising star Tolly Plested coaching McMillian.

It was clear from the opening bell that these girls came to fight! Mcmillian was on the attack, immediately going for the take down. Clarke defended well but eventually, found herself on her back. McMillian shoed great top control keeping her opponent against the fence until final Clarke manage to get back to her feet. Clarke definitely wanted to keep this fight standing while McMillian was happy to take it to the floor. Rachel took Clarke down again about mid-way through the first round and this time as Clarke was on her way up, she got caught with an unintentional illegal knee which cost McMillian 1 point. Once the ref restarted the action, it was just a matter of seconds until Clarke found herself on her back once again and this time, McMillian got the mount and was able to finish the fight with a big ground and pound attack. Referee Andy Sledge called a stop to the action at 3:29 in the first round declaring Rachel McMillian the winner by TKO taking her record to 4-0.

Laura training with CRT!

Its’s been a pleasure traning both these amiable fighters..I look forward to working with them in the future in preparation for their future bouts!

Colin, Laura, and Fred with Christian @ZT Fight Skool.

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Wear this Picbadge on your profile picture and you can attend your next CRT Strength & Conditioning session for free!

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New Wave MMA Fighters visit CRT at Cheetahs Gym!

Both with bouts coming up, Laura and Fred from New Wave Academy, London regularly come down to Brighton to train with MMA Strength & Conditioning coach, Christian Vila.

Here they work their Power Endurance with a relentless circuit of:

-300 metre row (in 1 minute)
– 50 metre run (down stairs)
– Double Battling rope waves- 30 seconds
– Tyre slams- 30 seconds
– Press ups- 30 seconds
– TRX Rows- 30 seconds
– Fast bag punches- 30 seconds
– 50 metre run (upstairs)

Repeat 4 times with no rest.

PS: Laura and Fred both won their bouts, and are now training hard for their next fights on Sunday 11th Dec, 2011.
Watch this space!

Combat Ready Training- We Build Champions!

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New Clothing Line for the Combat Athlete!


DESTRUCTION ON THE PATH TO PERFECTION

iMMACULATE is a unique and contemporary casual wear brand inspired by the combative arts that form the framework of the modern sport of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).

iMMACULATE has been named to capture the fighters endless pursuit of perfection on their journey to mastery of their opponents and themselves. Creating destruction on his journey to excellence! For those who have travelled this journey, it is not a journey of arrogance nor violence, but one of inspired character, refined strength, humility and intelligent sacrifice on the path to victory.

Their message is clear: MMA fighters are highly evolved athletes, possessing power with finesse, fluidity with precision, and prowess with grace.

iMMACULATE garments have been couture designed and developed and measured specifically to fit the combative athletes physique perfectly.

Check out the new website, where you can order t-shirts direct.

Stand out from the crowd- wear something different!

You can also order any t-shirt direct from me.

e-mail me with your specifications.

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Was James Thompson robbed in his bout against Mariusz Pudzianowski?

I’ll let you make up your own minds!

The fight……

Thompson’s vocal reaction to the decision…..

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MMA Apparel official sponsors of CRT: Oli Thompson training camp!

We are proud to announce MMA Apparel are sponsoring Combat Ready Training for Oli Thompson’s training camp for his UFC debut!

The Heavyweight fighter was forced to withdraw from his scheduled fight at UFC 138 in November 2011 due to an arm injury during wrestling training. He is now in full health and on the “ready to fight” list for the UFC.

Oli Thompson sporting the JACO Hybrid Rash vest during his preparation with CRT.

We’re aiming for Oli to be ready to fight in the first quarter of the coming year, so watch this space!

We will be using the infamous Training Mask in this training camp courtesy of MMA Apparel.

Top UFC fighters such as Sean Sherk, Rashad Evans and Wanderlei Silva have used this “next generation” training tool, which will push Oli’s fitness to the next level!

Elevation Training Mask mimics the effect of High Altitude Training. When top athletes want to improve in their performance, they go to high altitude levels to train, and when they come back to sea level to race, they are performing much stronger, faster, and have more endurance due to the type of training they have been doing prior to the event.

With reduced oxygen consumption the human body changes in several ways. The production of red blood cells and new capillaries (small blood vessels) increase the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. An important natural hormone involved in this process is EPO (erythropoietin).

Look out for videos of Oli training with the training mask- coming soon!

Be sure to subscirbe to our YOU TUBE CHANNEL!

We are now stocking the Elevation Mask at just £78.

If anyone would like to order one, contact me here: christian@combatreadytraining.co.uk

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CRT now stocking MMA Training Gear!

Combat Ready Training is happy to announce it is now taking orders of the following items!

If you’d like to order something, please e-mail me here!

Payment is made in advance via Paypal or in person.

SAVE yourself money by picking these up direct from me and not paying postage!

Items can also be posted to any European destination.

Training Mask

£76

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Elevation Training Mask mimics the effect of High Altitude Training. When top athletes want to improve in their performance, they go to high altitude levels to train, and when they come back to sea level to race, they are performing much stronger, faster, and have more endurance due to the type of training they have been doing prior to the event.

With reduced oxygen consumption the human body changes in several ways. The production of red blood cells and new capillaries (small blood vessels) increase the transfer of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. An important natural hormone involved in this process is EPO (erythropoietin).

GMT is also fantastic for anyone suffering from asthma, as most asthmatics tend to over breathe, with the gas mask on they will learn to control their breathing, and some say it can even cure it if done on a regular basis.

 

  • Conditions the lungs by creating pulmonary resistance
  • Strengthens the diaphragm
  • Increases surface area and elasticity in alveoli
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Increase anaerobic thresholds
  • Decrease workout time
  • Includes three nose pieces for three levels of intensity: 1x, 3x and 9x restricted breathing
  • PLEASE NOTE: no returns or exchanges for hygienic reasons

 

http://youtu.be/U29jeZqyjBw

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CRT are Official Stockist of JACO Clothing. These are some of our faves, but all other clothing is available on requests.

Full range can be seen here: http://www.jacoclothing.com/

Jaco Mens Hybrid Training Jacket White Limited Edition

Price: £59

This full zip track jacket features contrast, flat-lock stitching and aerated panels for a clean athletic look. Displays Jacos recognizable Tenacity logos on the shoulders and smaller Jaco logo on the back.

  • Fleeced face lining
  • Ribbed collar and cuffs
  • Low-profile side pockets
  • Aerated back panels
  • Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low, do not bleach
  • This garment is made with 100% Polyester

Also available in Black…..

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Jaco UK Resurgence MMA Fight Shorts Black

SALE Price: £29 (RRP: £39.99!)

The UK Resurgence fighter short dawns the Union Jack on the left leg and provides all the technology that makes the Jaco Resurgence fighter short perform at the highest level of MMA competition.

  • Ultra-durable STR-X™ fabric that stretches effortlessly in all directions and wicks perspiration rapidly. This fabric was specifically developed to provide the technical needs that are essential in MMA: durability, exceptional 4-way stretch, breathability, moisture wicking and comfort.
  • Patent-pending compression waist-tightening system that can be tightened without creating “scrunching or cinching” around the waist while providing a comfortable, no-slip fit. This system provides a compression style fit internally to the garment that allows the external look of the product to remain unchanged.
  • Internal stretch pocket located at the bottom of the shorts’ leg opening so that you don’t have to untie your shorts every time you want to stow your mouthguard. This compression style pocket is designed to hold the mouthguard (or locker key) so that it does not “flop” around while working out.
  • Fly backing panel construction to prevent rubbing and chafing from the fly’s hook and loop material.
  • Raised “Tenacity” Icon Logo on the rear, center of waistband (patent-pending).

90% Polyester
10% Spandex

Care:
Machine wash cold
Tumble dry low
Do not bleach
Do not iron

Sizes Available: 30,32,34,36,38,40.

Also available in white…..

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Jaco Get Some Suga Tee Black

Price: £24- limited edition!

This shirt is embellished with 100% water-based inks. Water-based inks are PVC-free and phthalate-free. Water-based inks soak into and become part of the cloth itself, and are both breathable and durable. Water-based inks also have excellent washability, and keep their color wash after wash.
This is an official Rashad Evans Tee in Black with White Print.
Also available in White!
Sizes available: S, M, L, XL, XXL.
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Jaco Wanderlei Silva Official Training Tee Black

Price: £25.

  • Official Wanderlei Silva Training tee
  • 95% Rayon from Bamboo and 5% Spandex tee (very soft feel)
  • Embellished with 100% water-based inks.
  • Athletic fit. The fit is tighter than a regular t-shirt as the body and arms are cut narrower. Consider sizing up if you prefer a looser fit.
  • Care:Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach. Do not iron.
  • Comes in S, M, L, XL, and 2XL

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FIGHT GEAR.

Rival MMA Gloves RMX B1

PRICE: £42

Rival takes your MMA workouts to the highest level with these gloves. A generous layer of tough full grain leather covers more than 1″ of multi-layer foam over the knuckles, fingers, back of hand, wrist and thumb for every bag, mitt, shield and pad workout option you demand. Complete with semi-open palm design, individual finger palm grip bars for power, leather wraparound wrist strap with hook-and-loop attachment. High density graphics and micro-injected logos on wrist.

Specify size when ordering:

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Rival MMA Gloves RMX S1

Price: £45.

Rival has reached the peak in MMA training and grappling workouts. Ideal for all stand up striking and grappling training. More than 1.5″ of high and low density foams over the fist are encapsulated by a tough all leather cover for remarkable durability. Additional coverage over back of wrist and thumb for the top MMA training glove. Three quarters open palm design affords athlete instantaneous switch from offense to defense without limitations. Triple thick tri-finger ports provide security and uninhibited usage. Complete with wraparound leather wrist strap with hook-and-loop attachment for secure fit. High density graphics and micro-injected logos on wrist.

Please specify size when ordering:

All other RIVAL products are available to order, including headguards, kickshields and boxing gloves… so if you want something just shout!

TO ORDER:

If you’d like to order something, please e-mail me here!

Payment is made in advance via Paypal, BACS or in person.

SAVE yourself money by picking these up direct from me and not paying postage!

Items can also be posted to any European destination!

 

 

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