Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Paladin Press - Power Control

Power Control

Increase the Power and Effectiveness of Striking Techniques

with Wim Demeere

805966 069036
210 minutes


Most conditioning videos contain exercises that increase the strength and explosiveness of your techniques, from punches and kicks to parries and blocks, but this is only one aspect of conditioning training. In Power Control: Increasing the Power and Effectiveness of Striking Techniques, Wim Demeere shows you how to take control of your power. The more you train to become stronger, the more you should train to control your power. It is useless to have a lot of power if you don't know how to control it. Likewise, it is equally useless to have a lot of control if you don't have the necessary power to apply the strikes. 

Demeere recommends that you think of conditioning training (e.g., squats, bench presses, plyometrics) as a way of getting a bigger gun in your arms: the bigger the gun, the more you can increase the firepower. The drills and exercises shown in this video will teach you how to keep that bigger gun under control and aim it effectively at targets. From upper to lower body, Demeere's curriculum will put you in control of your power, through 3D push-ups, hang-walking, horse stance, and Superman progression to opening/closing rotations, absorbing the kicks, spear training, and applying the movements effectively. 

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that more is better and focus only on building your strength. Always think beyond that – train your body to achieve better control of your enhanced power. For information purposes only.


Wim Demeere began training at the age of 14, studying the grappling arts of judo and jujitsu for several years before turning to the kick/punch arts of traditional kung fu and full-contact fighting. Over the years he has studied a broad range of other fighting styles, including muay Thai, kali, pentjak silat and shootfighting. Since the late 1990s, he has been studying tai chi chuan and its martial applications. His competitive years saw him win four national titles and a bronze medal at the 1995 World Wushu Championships. In 2001, he became the national coach of the Belgian Wushu fighting team. A full-time personal trainer in his native country of Belgium, Wim instructs a wide variety of clients in martial arts, self-defense and physical conditioning styles. You can contact Wim through his website and at his blog.


1) Upper Body 
- Traditional Push-Up 
- Push-Up Crawl 
- Failure Drills 
- 3D Push-Ups 
- Hook Demo 
- Parry Demo 
- Five Palms Demo 
- Hang-Walking 
- Clinch Demo 
- Hanging Cable Row 
- Pull Demo 
- Hanging Bar Row 
- Back-Sweep Demo 
2) Lower Body 
- Open and Close Hip 
- Horse Stance 
- Push Demo 
- Pull Demo 
- Transfer Weight Demo 
- Absorbing Energy Demo 
- Superman Progressions 
- Clumsy Superman 
- Superman Lift-Off 
- Superman Barrel-Roll 
- Superman Float-and-Turn 
- Push and Back-Sweep Demo 
- Side-Kick Demo 
- Hip Throw Demo 
- Absorbing Kicks 
- Stationary Kicking 
- Machine Gun Kicking 
- Kicks Demo 
3) Upper and Lower Body 
- Opening and Closing Rotation 
- Five Palms Demo 
- Spear Training 
4) Applications 
- Progression Exercises 
- Fighting Stance 
- Strikes 
- Freestyle Applications 
- Connect and Disconnect 
- Hanging Strikes 
5) Bonus Material

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Stickgrappler's Note: I am guessing the Paladin site will be shut down at the end of the year and I'm archiving select Paladin Press pages to my blog to preserve an essential part of martial arts from 1970-2017. Archiving some of my favorite Paladin titles.



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