And Then the Fun Began . . .

He grabbed him by the leg - and then the fun began . . . .

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I left you hanging yesterday with an
email titled:

He Grabbed Him by the Leg . . .

Today's email completes the title:

And Then the Fun Began . . .

And yes, there's a story there.

It goes back almost 50 years ago.
I was thinking about it the other day,
because I've been getting some feed-
back on my new book, 100 Strength
Training Tips for Combat Athletes.
Most of the feedback was positive -
but a couple of guys (who never even
bought the book) wrote in to say that
strength and power is over-rated.

Is it?

Step into the Dinosaur Time Machine
and race back to a high school parking
lot in the early 70's.

We have two pairs of brothers.

Two of the brothers are long-haired
guys who drive a flashy car, get into
fights and seem to always be some
sort of trouble. No one messed with

The other two are typical jocks: short
hair, big and strong. They play defensive
line on the football team. One of them
wrestles at 185. The other wrestles at
Heavyweight. No one messed with
them, either.

But somehow, one day, these two pairs
of brothers got into a fight.

I have no idea how it started or why it

But it didn't go well for the long-haired

Before long, one of them tries to climb
over a big wire fence to get away. It was
one of those big wire fences made from
galvanized steel. They used to be every-
where back in the day.

He didn't get very far.

One of the jock brothers grabbed him by
the leg . . .

And then the fun began . . .

Because he started swinging the poor
kid by the leg, and slamming him into
the side of the wire fence.

It was a horizontal body slam.

Repeated over and over again.

Finally, the big jock just swung the kid
and threw him right into the fence.

And that was that.

Over and out.

It was a good example of strength
and power in action.

Anyhow, I agree that technical skill
is important - and that you always
need to know what to do and how to
do it. That goes for combat, and it
goes for any combat sport. (Heck, it
goes for EVERY sport there is.)

But strength and power always helps.

it's your ace in the hole.

As always, thanks for reading and have
a great day. If you train today, make it
a good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Go here to grab your copy of 100
Strength Training Tips for Combat

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