Warning: Use of undefined constant ddsg_language - assumed 'ddsg_language' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /customers/0/d/c/kttofte.com/httpd.www/mma/wp-content/plugins/sitemap-generator/sitemap-generator.php on line 45 Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /customers/0/d/c/kttofte.com/httpd.www/mma/wp-content/plugins/sitemap-generator/sitemap-generator.php:45) in /customers/0/d/c/kttofte.com/httpd.www/mma/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php on line 8 Martial Art http://mma.kttofte.com Kalisikaran Kickboxing Martial Art FMA Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:38:02 +0000 nb-NO hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 What is martial art? http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=444 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:38:02 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=444 Read more]]> There are several arts to train, and if you look at all the possibilities on techniques from all the art. Then you will think that it’s not any limits at all, and after my opinion there is no limits,
Is there any similarities?
If you look at arts you will see it, but there are a lot  of similarities between totally different arts also. Here is som of them:
  • Positioning
  • Movement
  • Center Line
  • Center of gravity
  • Distance
  • …..
So if I want to focus on learning more about Martial Art, then I would focus on   items that is similar through all styles.
Cuba fighters http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=440 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:59:41 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=440 Read more]]> Went to Cuba  this summer on holiday, and got the possibility to train with the best MMA fighters on Cuba. I didn’t know anything about them. The way they let us in to the club was fantastic. They don’t have much, but a golden heart and shared everything they had. The friendship we got will stay for ever. We will return as soon as possible.

Blocking attacks or escape http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=426 Wed, 31 May 2017 11:42:58 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=426 Read more]]> If we look through all styles  you will see a lot of different ways to block attacks. So basically it’s a way to stop attacks, and of course when you stop the attacks it’s a way to create openings for counters.

Here is some of the ways to do it:

Block with force against force.

Lead the opponents force in other direction

Counter the opponent before the opponent reach you.

Move your body against the attacker.

Move your body away from the attacker

This can be a lot of different versions of blocks, and you have a lot of levels in this.

«Lead the force in way from your self, or stop it before it reach you.»

There is no right or wrong at all. It’s depending on your background and because you will always try to keep the opponent on the distance you are trained on.

Learn the art you are training, not only the advantage also the weakness. Try to fill the weakness with knowledge from other art, then you will have a good package at the bottom of defense system.

Oslo Kalisikaran http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=412 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:35:09 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=412 Escapes from some locks on the ground

GAPS http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=405 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:58:29 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=405 Read more]]> There are 2 ways to se the gaps in Martial Art

1: The gaps you se on your opponent.

2: The gaps that you have on yourself.

So how to get control over it. It’s not easy or it can be easy. This is depending on your knowlegde.

Lets look at you as a fighter first, and it’s not depending of the art. Every time you are hitting or kicking you are creating openings. Even if it’s short time  for every technique it’s still there. This is the reason for the instructor are telling you to get your fot down at the ground again after kicking. This is the same when you are hitting, you don’t stay out with your arm it’s getting back in  guard position again. Do not forget that if your are hitting the opponent  the opponent can hit back at you. This is the reason for you to use the footwork that you hopefully have learned. If you are a counter fighter you will always look at the gaps and hit the openings when the risk is low.

The other way to do it is to create false gaps so the opponent will try to hit in the gaps. When you have trained for false openings you have trained for counters. It’s always a chance to get it wrong but if you are good with your counters. Then you will have advantages in the fights.

Know we have talked about looking for openings and create openings, but is still a part left closing gaps.

It’s important to learn how to close your gaps and learn different ways to handle your guard. There is weakness in every guard, but you have to learn them so you can handle the attacks.

It’s not only the guard, it’s the footwork, centerline theory and so on. This is art to get in your mind to be a better fighter:)



What is your goals for your kids? http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=395 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:00:30 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=395 Read more]]> How do you prefer that your kids are growing up? Either you say that sport is not for my kids or you say that sport is very important for my kids. Is this right or wrong? There are no limits or right/wrong. Doing sports is a part of getting to know yourself and increase the limits. This is very important for all kids, there is no need for competition if they don’t want to do it. The  personal goal is to get to know yourself. There is a lot of studies where the result is positive in all the theoretically stuff, when you are combining sports and education.

I do not want to live through my kids, I want to live with them. They have there own life, but to be a part of their life is important. There is no reason for me to think that they should do as me, but for me training have been a great experience. I can see how happy they are after training, and hopefully they will continue when they are grown up :)!

What do you want with your martial art life? http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=385 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:03:44 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=385 Read more]]> Martial art will be a part of your life or at least if you want to be good, or better that most of the others. You can train but the results come from your efforts and passion. There is no shortcut, it’s just want you want to do with it.

Some will maybe say that you could choose an easy system, but you still have to train the same amount to get better that the other people.

It’s you that decide the limits of the goals that you want to reach, there is no one else that can reach them for you.

There will always be questions, but most of the questions can be answered. You can either find them yourself, or you can look for the answer at other places.

By that I mean find masters that you know have the knowledge about the issue, and they will help you out. If they don’t want to help you out, then they are not the masters for you. My opinion is that a black belt is not really a master if they are not trying to teach or understand what they have learned. Good knowledge comes by teaching, and there is nothing called a bad art just bad masters.

Most of the styles have some weakness, but it’s the masters job to close as many of the weakness as possible. This is called developing the art even if you are training classic arts you will see some changes.

I like to teach, but I still like to learn so I still train arts that I don’t know so much about. Sometimes there are easier to have nothing in the knowledge box, and sometimes opposite. This is depending what I am learning of new stuff.

Many of us are talking about masters that we are following…. http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=375 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:10:51 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=375 Read more]]> I really don’t follow martial 1 or 2 martial masters. I follow friendship because friendship gives me much more in martial art. Why, is this? If you want to get deeper into systems you need to do more than seminars. You really need to let them teach you more than just the techniques. With good friendship you will be able to enrich your knowlegde more than you ever will be doing without friends.

TRANSITION http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=372 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:02:07 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=372 Read more]]> Transition between doing basic or a large amount of techniques is maybe one of the most important part of training. It’s not enough to know a lot of techniques. You have to know how to use them, because you can’t expect the same techniques in sparring/street. You have to be able to change them as you use them. Therefore remember to understand what you are doing:)

Age of 45 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=364 Thu, 12 May 2016 06:45:34 +0000 http://mma.kttofte.com/?p=364 Read more]]> I am 45 years old, and I understand that my body need a little more rest than before. But there is always a lot of ways to do the resting thing. In the beginning I thought that I should not train, but I have finely found out that that’s not the issue.

I just have to change my training method and be open for more that just the Martial art training. So now I am finely back to 6 to 7 days a week, and in the beginning it was hard to find a way to manage my body with training.

So my key is to combine:

Martial art more than one art, because then I use the muscles different ways.

Strength training

Running long and short intervals


Still it’s important to have fun:)