Striking teaches participants how to increase overall fitness, core strength, and rotational speed and power by incorporating striking drills into CrossFit workouts. Striking movements are some of the most functional core movements because punching and kicking with true power, speed and accuracy require people to utilize their entire body. This is why fighters are some of the most well conditioned and powerful athletes in the world.
With this in mind, Striking is designed to give participants the ability to learn the basic striking concepts of mixed martial arts, boxing and self-protection. The course also teaches ways to incorporate these skills into workouts for greater variance. All this is done in a non-contact format that focuses on proper technique by using shadow boxing, focus mitts, kick shields and a heavy bag.