Fundamentals of Functional Striking by Stephen Whittier
Stephen WhittierProfessional Fighter
This is our most COMPLETE BLUEPRINT on striking from one of the HIGHEST RANKED Muay Thai experts in America Stephen Whittier.
- From footwork and body placement, to building an OFFENSIVE and DEFENSIVE gameplan this series covers the theoretical WHY of STRIKING and takes you all the way to the REAL WORLD application or HOW of striking.
- Known worldwide as one of the best martial arts instructors on the planet, Stephen Whittier is here to share with you over two decades of knowledge to rapidly INCREASE your learning curve no matter where you are in your martial arts journey!
- Become more dangerous from EVERYWHERE!
|Core Concepts||0 - 4:42|
|Stance & Structure||4:42 - 11:47|
|Footwork Fundamentals||11:47 - 15:08|
|4 Directions||15:08 - 18:13|
|Circle, L-Step||18:13 - 21:00|
|Step out & drop step||21:00 - 23:44|
|Gallop||23:44 - 25:42|
|Mirror drill||25:42 - 30:51|
|Offensive Tools (Technique & Power Optimization)||30:51 - 32:55|
|Intro to punches||32:55 - 34:47|
|Jab||34:47 - 45:40|
|straight punch placement||45:40 - 48:04|
|Cross||48:04 - 53:30|
|Lead High Hook||53:30 - 1:04:23|
|Uppercuts||1:04:23 - 1:10:55|
|Body Hook||1:10:55 - 1:15:20|
|Overhand||1:15:20 - 1:20;54|
|Elbows-Lead & Rear||1:20:54 - 1:33:24|
|clearing hands for elbows||1:33:24 - 1:35:12|
|Knees Lead & Rear||1:35:12 - 1:45:54|
|Thai Kicks: Rear Leg High||0 - 14:40|
|Drill #1 (lead arm motion)||14:40 - 17:47|
|Drill #2 (rear arm motion)||17:47 - 20:08|
|Lead Leg High||20:08 - 25:55|
|Leg Kicks - Rear Leg outside||25:55 - 32:06|
|Lead leg inside||32:06 - 34:43|
|Additional considerations||34:43 - 39:59|
|Drill: Hand on head kicking||39:59 - 43:02|
|Teeps - Rear & Lead||43:02 - 48:22|
|Teeps On Pads||48:22 - 51:56|
|Intro to defensive tools & the 5 zones||0 - 6:15|
|Zone 1&2: defense vs punches||6:15 - 10:23|
|Catch/Parry||10:23 - 15:26|
|Evasions||15:26 - 26:01|
|Thai block||26:01 - 30:26|
|Lean back||30:26 - 32:22|
|Zone 3 & 4 Defense vs. Punches||32:22 - 35:40|
|zone 3 & 4 Defense vs. Kicks||35:40 - 40:31|
|Zone 5 Straight Line Defense||40:31 - 46:16|
|Combinations (Initiating Offense): moving forward||46:16 - 54;19|
|moving backward||54;19 - 58:03|
|Add High/Low & Tilt with kicks||58:03 - 1:00:03|
|backwards high low tilt||1:00:03 - 1:01:40|
|Add high low tilt with punches||1:01:40 - 1:04:40|
|Breaking the pattern: overview||1:04:40 - 1:08:37|
|Creating angles off punches||1:08:37 - 1:16:53|
|creating angles off kicks||1:16:53 - 1:20::41|
|Cover/catch punches & return - versus straight punches||0 - 4:25|
|versus hooks||4:25 - 6:50|
|versus uppercuts||6:50 - 8:46|
|Block high kicks & return||8:46 - 10:54|
|Parry teep & return||10;54 - 14:57|
|Evade & return||14:57 - 20:30|
|Offense - Defense - Offense Concepts||20:30 - 29:04|
|Intercept & Follow Up||29:04 - 34:01|
|Shadow Boxing||34:01 - 38:24|
|Adding Level Changes - Offense: high/low to shot||38:24 - 43:44|
|Defense: frame, swim, sprawl||43:44 - 51:49|
Learn Everything You Need to Know With This Complete Guide To Functional Striking From One Of The Highest Ranking Muay Thai Experts in America Stephen Whittier!
What Will You Learn?
Stephen Whittier is going to take you through a complete MASTER CLASS on EVERYTHING you will need to get started on the path to being a better striker. Even if you’ve had striking training before, it’s unlikely that you experienced a system as comprehensive as Fundamentals of Functional Striking.
So What Is On This Series?
This series is filled with everything you need to know about stance, footwork, hand placement and movement. The complete menu includes ALL fundamental punches and kicks distilled from the essence of centuries of the art of Muay Thai, known as one of the most effective and powerful martial arts on the planet.
So What Exactly Do You Get?
Here’s just a quick outline of what you’re going to get in the Fundamentals of Functional Striking series.
In Part One Stephen Whittier lays the groundwork and core concepts for the series as a whole. From there it’s on to footwork and drills to reinforce the concepts. You’ll spend the rest of Part One learning how to set up and execute punches with more authority and power.
Part Two is dedicated to many powerful Thai kicks and teeps (pushes) that will annoy and frustrate your opposition.
Now that we’ve got some basics covered, in Part Three it’s time to start looking at our DEFENSE. The understanding of the Five Zones and the patterns will make you a more creative striker and more likely to dominate the opposition.
Part Four is all about combinations and turning our DEFENSE INTO OFFENSIVE OPPORTUNITIES. Learn how to capitalize on the opponent’s attacks and aggression and turn the tide back in your favor!
What Techniques Are On This Series?
Stance & Structure
Step out & drop step
Offensive Tools (Technique & Power Optimization)
Intro to punches
Straight punch placement
Lead High Hook
Elbows-Lead & Rear
Clearing hands for elbows
Knees Lead & Rear
Thai Kicks: Rear Leg High
Drill #1 (lead arm motion)
Drill #2 (rear arm motion)
Lead Leg High
Rear Leg outside
Lead leg inside
Drill: Hand on head kicking
Rear & Lead
Teeps On Pads
Intro to defensive tools & the 5 zones
Zone 1&2: defense vs punches
Zone 3 & 4 Defense vs. Punches
Zone 3 & 4 Defense vs. Kicks
Zone 5 Straight Line Defense
Combinations (Initiating Offense): moving forward
Add High/Low & Tilt with kicks
Backwards high low tilt
Add high low tilt with punches
Breaking the pattern: overview
Creating angles off punches
Creating angles off kicks
Cover/catch punches & return
Versus straight punches
Block high kicks & return
Parry teep & return
Evade & return
Offense - Defense - Offense Concepts
Intercept & Follow Up
Adding Level Changes - Offense: high/low to shot
Defense: frame, swim, sprawl
So What Does It All Cost?
Imagine what it would cost to take a private lesson with one of the four highest ranked Kru’s on the planet. The techniques on this series have been taken from decades of top level training and are designed to be a STRIKING resource for many years to come .
We could have easily charged $147 for the Fundamentals of Functional Striking, but for only $77 you can get the COMPLETE BLUE PRINT to BETTER STRIKING!