Morgan – October 20, 2015:
The best dojo ever!
Richard Cargill – December 20, 2016:
Hi Trav, I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your courses. I have been following the dojo for the past two months and I think I’m making good progress. I bought the head movement mp3 a while back and I work on this a couple of times per week. I also have the leg locks course but I’ve not yet had much time to really get onto this yet, although I’m very much looking forward to it.
I am completely new to all of this, I haven’t been in a street fight since I was a kid (which I lost, horribly) and although I played ice hockey for 25 years, I tended to avoid the fighting (I had a couple of bigger boys look after me :-D). I’m really having fun learning the basics of striking and movement.
I wanted to move it up a notch and when I saw your sale this week I immediately purchased the full head movement and fighting bigger people courses. I was very tempted to buy the multiple attackers as well (especially for the clinch and ground fighting) but unfortunately my credit card is now maxed out 🙂 hopefully I’ll be able to help you with your taxes next year as well 🙂
I’m just training at home alone at the moment but my 12 year old son is starting to show an interest so I’ve been showing him a couple of moves.
Thanks so much for all your help. I love your coaching style and you never fail to make me laugh.
Jeremy Kosc – December 20, 2016:
It may look like i a bum but honestly i have three of your courses under my wifes email as i run my purchases through her. You have trained with oleg taktarov and bas rutten. These are legends to me. Anyways anytime i add stuff to my training program that you post for free i buy the course. I now slip with noodles so i bought the head movement course. I had to buy the leg lock course as i har seen oleg do that crazy somersault into a single. I hoestly think that one of your single greatest videos is the footwork video. It should not be free. Movement is like crack. I was karate for like 10 years and always got blasted in the front keg. Thanks to you i can check leg kicks at will. My entire shadowboxing career is based on your stance. I am a backyard fighter i have read everything from bruce lee, james keating, joseph simonet, kelly mccann, willam cheung…. List goees on. But my practice centres around what you teach. This is as much as a compliment i can give any man
Keep the stuff coming therecarebguys in the garage training what you teach
Such is the gift of mobility a curse on karate 70/30 stance
Sam – December 20, 2016:
I’ve been watching your videos and am quite happy with them. I’ve always wanted to do some self defense program, as i often find myself teaching my sisters or girls in general to defend themselves.
I always figured that the best way to defend myself is to go for the KO, and this is what I’ve taught my siblings forever.
I’ve been watching a lot of stuff, but your course is the only thing i’ve found that actually makes sense and supports my ideas. Having a full course of it…brilliant! Best idea ever! Good luck with your life and thanks again!
Cheers, again bro.
Daniel Aiossa – December 20, 2016:
All the way from Australia. I have my first fight coming up in 2 weeks and l am improving every training sessions with your videos. Thanks a heap mate. Keep up the good work. Your mate Dann
Asdsad Adsad – December 20, 2016:
I never knew about elastic recoil. I was just checking out your videos and then I went outside to work on the bag I got this last Christmas from my dad. I’ve never seen it swing that much and I can’t imagine how much more power and speed I could add if I actually worked out and had strong muscles built for punching. I hope I learn alot 🙂 Thank you for being funny and entertaining, and helping me learn a bit.
Shawn Lantz – December 20, 2016:
Travi, I just wanted to say “Thank You” for putting together your site/business. I’m turning 44 years old this year.
In my life, I’ve never been in a fight. Yet something inside of me has always made me wonder how I’d do. It seems strange to think about and certainly stranger to talk about. I started Mauy Thai classes on May 1st this year. I’d say I’m among the oldest in the class but all the other folks have really accepted me into the group. At first I was hesitant, I thought there would be a lot ego, chest pumping, guys being A-holes. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth! When I started, I was so pleasantly surprised at these fighters/athletes! They were motivating, encouraging, helpful and just a wonderful people and a very positive environment!
I look forward to every Tuesday & Thursday (Training Classes) and Sunday (our Open Mat day). I’ve also started working out a gym lifting weights. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Saturday is the only day I’m taking off.
I watch your videos “nearly” everyday for education and motivation (and I enjoy your humour as well!)
I do have a wonderful marriage, family, home, business, vehicles, vacations…you name it. I thought all those things were what I needed to be successful and happy life. Yes they are wonderful, yet…there was always a void. Like I never felt “complete”.
Learning how to fight and getting into great physical shape (on my way) has made me look at life in a whole new way! I’m getting more confident, I feel better, sleep better. I’m dialing in on healthy eating, learning about nutrition.
My outlook on life is so bright right now!
And to you, I just wanted you to know you are a part of that…and Thank you!
RMA – December 20, 2016:
The first email with the question should not have been written as the video was very clear.
The program is exactly what I wanted… It’s instructive and it generates a great workout. I started working with a heavy bag to vary my workouts and checked out YouTube to see if I could add structure to my routines. I found your videos and became more interested in learning boxing and Muay Thai. I did some basic boxing in high school and was on the varsity wrestling team in high school and college so I have some idea of what’s doing.
I’m learning a number of new techniques from your videos. I was trying to improve my hand speed but would never have associated hand speed with first step quickness – thanks for that.
I feel like I’m learning something new with each lesson and that’s great for keeping me engaged. Again, the programs are well above my expectations
H. Brian Goh – December 20, 2016:
I’ve been using the head movement program since late May and the strike dojo lessons since the beginning of June. I
can now give you a more meaningful critique of your programs.
I have used athleanX, functional patterns, trx and the one who actually deserves the x, Tracy Anderson.
These programs are good to excellent in their early stages. But once muscle memory takes hold, they become routine and then boring.
I find your program to be an on going challenge. I can incorporate new combinations to both MP3 workouts based on the video lessons and it will take me years to actually master the combination of techniques, speed and force
I add weights, some trx exercises and jump roping to give me workouts that combine cardio, strength and hiit. And I’m pleased with my results.
In comparison to internet exercise programs you outperform your competition.
Before buying the two programs from you, I tried
the free versions of JT or JV something and my fight gym on line boxing lessons. The former is imbecilic and while my fight gym is better, the $9.99 monthly subscription fee is crazy. For what?
You KO those two programs.
Here’s the interesting piece.
The pics are from our terrace in Hua Hin Thailand on the gulf of Siam.
When I roll right I get a view of the town
Note McDonald’s. Somewhere to the right is a ratty Muay Thai gym – right out of Rocky and the trainers are former Muay Thai boxers.
I wanted to test how much my skills developed from using your videos.
My trainer was a former fighter who now trains local boxers who fight mostly in Hua Hin and a couple in Bangkok – the Thai equivalent of Madison sq garden.
The key difference between trav training and the Muay Thai guy is you teach technique and the gym focuses on repetition.
That said, when I forgot to counterbalance my kicks the Thai trainer corrected the mistake.
And when I finished my rear round house by stepping forward to move into my next strike, the thai training made me return my leg to the stance position. I figured that’s a difference between Mauy Thai and kick boxing attacks.
The other criticisms of my performance came from self correction – the plane of my kicks still aren’t flat enough.
The trainer thought my boxing skills were excellent and that’s due to your programs
I enjoyed the work in Thailand and I came away impressed by how much I have been able to learn from your videos
Great job and it continues to be fun. Thanks!
Liam Cage – December 20, 2016:
I bought the striking course, it has been well worth it. I have 27 years martial arts experience but there is always something more that can be learned. I have already improved my hooks, upper cut, roundhouse kick to the leg from studying your course as well as learned some new things.
I’m glad I found your courses.
I’m not a huge fan of ground fighting but I do want to be better at it, eventually I hope to have a look at your other courses to that end.
Chuck Longserre – December 20, 2016:
I’m the ‘old guy’ (62) that decided to stick with your program. I actually practice what I see in your videos when
I go to the gym. You make me laugh and you are passionate about what you do. I also like the legal aspects
you talk to us about (the one listed below)…the first one I remember is when you told us to try and actually avoid a fight and get the
spectators on your side.
I may have told you I began looking at how to protect my wife and youngest daughter in public after watching how 4 punks attacked an out of town defenseless couple. The program as a whole is something as husbands we should watch and prepare to use to defend our families and ourselves. It can happen out of nowhere…should be ‘second nature’ response. You have put together a complete package for offence and defense…I feel more confident…hopefully I won’t hit like a girl! (that 90% of the XY’s…”the man chromosomes” hit like girls stat on one of your videos). Each day I watch and add something new…point of attack, fight angles, blocking kicks, Joe Frazier moves, dipping, adjusting, backing up, etc. If someone like me can learn your fight techniques anyone can. My best weapon…is if someone looks at me and thinks I’m too,old to fight!!!
~keep feeding your family and us on your FIGHTSMART program!
Samir F (verified owner) – December 20, 2016:
I’m currently working through the striking dojo. Thanks for putting together this excellent resource.
John – December 20, 2016:
Happy Spring to ya! Just wanted to thank you again for your suggestions for Cody. Since we started working on your video comments, he has won 1st place in his division at two tournaments. None of his matches were even close…At the last one, he was challenged to fight a second degree black belt (Cody is a green belt). He overwhelmed the kid and spent most of his time chasing him around the ring. At both tournaments, he was warned by refs that he was too aggressive and was using too much power (?) – that makes me especially happy 🙂 He’s still more of a brawler and less of a boxer, but it’s working for now.
Cody’s parents are ecstatic to see their son go from an uncoordinated weakling to a competitive kickboxer in two years! He still has a long way to go, but he’s cleaning up the 15-17 year-old division in the state. So, thank you, my friend. I hope your business is going strong.
John Fitch – December 20, 2016:
How are you, my friend? I stumbled across some of your videos today online and wanted to thank you again for your excellent instruction.
My man Cody is progressing well. He recently beat a 21 year-old 185 lb. guy at a kickboxing tournament (Cody is 16 years-old and weighs 145). It was awesome. He’s still undefeated in tournament play. We’re starting to prep him for his first MMA fights – which are two years away. Our two MMA fighters are undefeated in state fights, and we’d like to keep that record going.
So, I hope you’re well and that 2016 has been good to you.
All the best,
Karen Hopkins – December 20, 2016:
I just wanted to let you know I got the mp3 striking course last week and I’ve done it a couple of times. I really enjoy it. I like that you’ve added some knees as well as kicks with this, good workout,
Take it easy from Karen
Not that bad