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Mobility Training for Martial Arts (NOT Yoga) w/ Matt Phili
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Mobility Training for Martial Arts (NOT Yoga) w/ Matt Phili

Today I'm joined by Matt Phili, a mobility training coach and founder of Primal Mobility.


Whether a grappler or striker, most martial artists need greater mobility. However, most of the mobility routines you see around Instagram really won't cut it, and stretching isn't necessarily good mobility work either -- at least on its own.


In this episode, Matt unpacks his approach to mobility training: not simply as a stretching routine, but as an approach to strength in progressively deeper ranges of motion. Primal Mobility is unique in that it feels more like accessory exercises in a strength program than a stretching protocol, including sets and reps.


In the second half of the episode, we dive into more grappling and striking-specific advice on building and maintaining mobility. Topics include guard-play and guard retention, bridging, as well as higher, more powerful kicks.

Finally, we discuss the importance of training outside of neutral spine and in compromised positions to help prevent injuries during the course of real life combat sports performance.


A quick note, Matt doesn't come from an Ecological Dynamics or CLA framework. I've had other guests on that aren't ecological before, but I haven't done a good job of making that clear.

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Where to find Matt...

Website: https://www.primalmobility.com/

Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/primal.mobility/

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Produced by Micah Peacock

Intro Theme by Micah Peacock

Outro Music is Synergy by Juche

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Combat Learning
Combat Learning: Science for Better Martial Arts Training
Combat Learning is about radically improving you as a teacher and learner of martial arts using the ecological dynamics and constraints-led approach to training. We explore the little-known frontiers of skill adaptation, perceptual-motor learning, and performance science for combat sports such as jiu jitsu, kickboxing, taekwondo, karate, muay thai, and more.