The Lecture Series 8 Disc (DVD/CD) Set with Tony Cecchine

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With the advent of video-sharing sites such as YouTube, there are a plethora of people putting out videos on all sorts of subjects. It can become tremendously overwhelming for someone to sift through all of the technique videos that exist in the martial arts realm, let alone fitness videos and anything else related to fighting or getting in shape. The bottom line becomes not even a question of whether the videos themselves are valid, rather TMI….too much information. I see it in my line of work in training fighters constantly. Where they’ve been exposed to so many techniques, yet they don’t understand the underlying principles or tactics of application.

A simple truth is sometimes you need to put down your training gear and bring out a notepad and your thinking cap, and really let things absorb into your head. Communicating a point until it sinks in becomes an absolute necessity. Unlike physical training where you may be limited to being able to do it at specific times and places, you can train your brain nearly every waking moment of the day, regardless of your location.

So many times I will see or hear about students who want to constantly learn new techniques, completely ignoring the fact that they cannot even perform the techniques they have already been exposed to properly, with any sort of regularity. I read emails from people who frequently comment on somebody’s technique, or find the occasional person who seems to be on a quest to find each and every “ancient and lost” move as if it’s some holy grail. While I certainly laud anyone who has a hunger for knowledge, the fact is there is a huge difference between exposure and capability.

Mastery of the physical realm takes years of diligence and perseverance. You simply cannot gloss over the finer details of something and expect to become its master. And this is sometimes ignored by those who are in a rush to be exposed to new things at an alarming rate. It is often times best to work with what you currently have, and shore up slight imperfections and vulnerabilities.

When you have exposure to so many techniques, or are seemingly addicted to watching new stuff all the time, it becomes like being lost in a crowd. There’s a sea of things to seemingly choose from and soon you find yourself in the predicament of quantity over quality.

Here’s the meat and potatoes of what’s going down. I break this series into 3 main DVDs (we’ll get to the bonus DVDs later), with each DVD being nearly 60 minutes in length. Volume One discusses the proper physical training regimens that I feel are needed to reach the world class level. I break it down to telling you what I used to help get me to the maximum of my ability. I discuss not only weight training, but various conditioning type exercises as well, and warn you against making certain mistakes like all of us have made.

  • the most important type of conditioning for enhanced fighting ability
  • the specific weight groups I targeted when using progressive resistance training
  • how I overcame a genetic limitation and became a damn good athlete
  • the ‘whys” of what I did
  • and more

I want you guys and gals to feel like I’m sitting in your living room having a heart to heart with you. Get to know me and get to know why I feel so strongly about what it is I do.

In Volume Two I give you the sound scoop on what it takes to succeed in the sports environment as it relates to submission grappling and MMA. I focus on those two elements here as there is a genuine interest in those two groups and I see a tremendous need for a different approach to them from what the mainstream seems to be doing.  Some of the topics I discuss and suggest solutions to are:

  • the lack of fundamentals and how it is seriously restricting many combatants
  • changing your strategy and becoming far more efficient as a delivery mechanism
  • why playing follow the leader type of training will lead you to a dead end
  • the pitfalls of MMA applications
  • and again….more….
Volume Three is devoted exclusively to street fighting, which most of you know is my bread and butter. My feelings on urban combat are very strong, and it’s in this avenue that I feel the martial arts world in general is letting the public down greatly. It may not be intentional. I feel it comes from a lack of any true real world experience on behalf of the instructors. That my friends, could potentially spell doom for you.

I tell it like it is and that comes from my personal experience, not some text book theoretical nonsense from someone who may never even had a broken finger nail, let alone having to face a life or death situation. I’m not even going to get into making a bullet point presentation here about Volume Three except to say you really need to watch it and let what I say sink in with you. I know real world violence and I know of no one in the martial arts world that has seen and been through what I have. And that is not a sales pitch. That is 100% factual. I’ve said many times I wish I hadn’t been exposed to all the real world violence that started when I was just in grade school, but I have to deal with it and it made me see things and see through others faulty logic.
Set includes:
  • 3 DVDs of The Lecture Series
  • 3 Audio CDs of The Lecture Series so you can listen and learn anywhere you are. Rip them to MP3’s and put them on your Android or Apple device
  • 1 DVD of an insightful Q&A that will give you a better insight into who I am and how I developed
  • 1 DVD of the Foundations of Footwork

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