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Our Blog Page contains valuable information fitness, self defense, martial arts, strength training, healthy lifestyles, proper mindset, inspirational and motivational tips and tactics. Master Phil Ross has been involved in the areas of Martial Arts, Combat Sports, Personal Protection and Motivational Speaking and Presentations all across the United States and on the International Stage. He has coached and trained athletes and students ranging from grade school to the level of professionals, and everything in between. His depth and breadth of coaching and mentoring is unmatched.
The author of two incredibly informational books, SURVIVAL STRONG and FEROCIOUS FITNESS, have received rave reviews and endorsements from UFC Fighters, US SpecOps Members, Fitness Guru’s, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champions, High Level Martial Artists and many more. He produced the #1 Rated Self Defense Fitness Video Series, S.A.V.E., the top rated Advanced Russian Kettlebell Workout and recently released the largest volume video training system, The Kettlebell Workout Library.
Master Ross also have be a featured presenter and/or provided training content for ACE, NASM, Dragon Door (RKC 1. RKC 2 & HKC), Parisi’s Speed Schools, AFS, to name a few. He has appeared on several TV shows and is featured in several commercials as well.
Energy Systems of the Human Body
The knowledge of the body’s energy systems and when they are applied holds particular importance when training an athlete
The State of American Fitness
Health, fitness, physical activity and exercise cannot and should not be separated in my estimation. The relationship between
Train for your Brain
Train for your Brain There are a host of events that can disrupt the motor function of the brain. Our central nervous system,
How Well Do You Move?
How well do we—as humans—move? When we move are we trying to avoid or minimize pain? There seem to be three major areas
Fitness and Self Defense: Perfect Together
By Phil Ross, AFS Community Expert My background in the martial arts and fitness is very deep and wide. I am of the full
Elite Sports Supply
Elite Sports, headed by Gabiral Santos, has everything that you need for your Mixed Martial Arts training. We were very
My Body of Work, Part 1
My “Body” of Work: Part 1 by Phil Ross Having recently hit my 54th birthday, I can’t help but reflect on what I’ve
Run, Hide, FIGHT! Are you prepared?
Run, Hide, FIGHT! Terror attacks are commonplace today. The United States finds itself in the same position as the rest
Why is Self Defense Important for Children?
Why is Self Defense Important for Children? We all watch the news and see what’s happening in the world on the internet.
My BJJ Black Belt Journey: 30 Years and still learning
My BJJ Black Belt Journey: 30 Plus Years and Still Learning One of the cool things about life is that you are often on a
Karate or Taekwondo, which is better?
The Differences between Karate and Taekwondo, which is Best? There are so many styles of martial arts to choose form, they
10 Quick Tips for Women's Self Defense: Don't be a Victim!
10 Quick Tips for Women’s Self Defense: Don’t be a Victim! Master Ross addressing a group of High School girls
An excerpt from "Survival Strong"
Introduction The Survival Strong System is based on several principles: How to avoid a situation How to recognize situations
What are the Experts saying about SURVIVAL STRONG?
Check out what The Experts are saying about SURVIVAL STRONG. BOOK REVIEW (by John Borter, Head Instructor, Modern Self-Defense
When Life gets in the Way - DON'T LET IT!
Master Phil – 1 Arm Handstand Other than the excuse of “I don’t have the money to train”, the other
How to Maximize your training and meet your Goals
Your Reasons to Train There’s a reason that you began training. Ask yourself what it is. Is it the same when you started?
Quick, Simple Bodyweight Workout
Phil Ross performing a Push-up There are times when you don’t have a great deal of time to workout, but you desperately
30 Minute Workout: Philbata 20151126
20151126 PhilBata Jump Rope for 300 skips, do some joint mobility work of your choice and the basic Bo Staff stretches.
Bodyweight Workout # 20150629
20150629 Bodyweight Jump Rope for 3 to 5 minutes & perform the all of the Bo Staff warm-ups. If you don’t know
There are times that you are unable to make it to class or you may simply want to develop more power working on your own.
How to Turbo Charge Your Big 6, Part 2
How to Turbo Charge Your Big Six (Part 2) by PHIL ROSS on NOVEMBER 25, 2015 To get the full effect of these routines it’s
How to Turbo Charge Your Big Six, Part 1
How to Turbo Charge Your Big Six by PHIL ROSS on SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 There are so many workouts, so many movements, and so
57 Training Tips for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu White Belts
1. Good Jiu-Jitsu technique exists when you’re a hammer (offense) and when you’re a nail (defense). Therefore, it doesn’t
The Kettlebell Front Squat
Dual Bell Front Squat The Kettlebell Front Squat is a key movement directly applicable to virtually every sport and to ALL
The “Dirty Dozen” Exercises, plus 2
The “Dirty Dozen” Exercises: More often than not, I get asked “Coach, what are the best exercises to do?” Or “If
Why I run and how I keep my motivation
Phil Ross going for a run. Why I run and how I keep my motivation: Technically, I’m am on my one week vacation, but I
Why Kettlebells? Pistol (one legged) squat with a counter weight. Strength & Conditioning: Two essential components,
The Kettlebell Workout Library is now ONLINE!
The Kettlebell Workout Library: Bring the Kettlebell King, Master RKC Phil Ross into your home, gym or onto your mobile
Can I Gain Size with Bodyweight Training?
Can I Gain Size with Bodyweight Training? I have often been asked, “Is it possible to gain size with Bodyweight only exercise”.
Today's Workout: August 24th, 2014
Today’s training day was a great deal of fun. I started off the day by doing 7 minutes of mobility and joint lubricating.
Circuits: Progressions & Regressions
I have to apologize to my followers, I’ve been a tad remiss in providing blogs the past few months. I’ve been
Dirty Dozen Move #9: The Get Up
Dirty Dozen #9 The Get-up The next movement in our Dirty Dozen Line-up is #9, The Get Up. The Get Up is often referred to
Bodyweight Training! I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but here in Northern New Jersey, we got
Macy Schwartz: High Honors In Volleyball 2014!
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS goes out to long time American Eagle MMA & Kettlebell student Macy Schwartz. Volleyball Player
I Go, You Go Partner Training
We had a blast in class today. It was I Go, You Go Sunday! We started with Jumping Rope and our Bo Staff Back, Hip and Shoulder
Snow Day Workout
Here in the temperate northeast, we experienced a a healthy dumping of snow, which caused me to close my school early. I