This is a difficult time for martial artists, as many have had to temporarily give up their sport and commit to the greater cause of battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
In particular, some top academies and instructors have taken their coaching expertise online to help the martial arts community in this time of need.
Here are five of the best free, or almost free, resources to help you maintain your fitness and improve in your craft until the neighborhood gym re-opens again.
Evolve MMA is offering free instruction seven days a week, with coaching from its elite staff of World Champion athletes — including Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, Drian Francisco, and reigning two-sport ONE World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao.
The Singapore-based mega gym has the most comprehensive schedule of tuition available, with five free classes a day for members and non-members alike.
Renzo Gracie Online Academy
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It’s on! Renzo Gracie Online Academy is completely free for (at least) 30 days. No strings attached. No credit card required. This is the least that I can do for the community. Our platform has currently over 600 lessons. But I will make sure to record many more and also add live seminars. Thank you for all the support. Jiu-Jitsu over everything. ???????????????????????????????? Está valendo! A RENZO GRACIE ONLINE ACADEMY está agora de graça para todos, sem a necessidade do seu cartão de crédito. Isto é o mínimo que posso fazer pela comunidade. Nossa plataforma já tem mais de 600 aulas e vou gravar muitas outras. Vamos fazer transmissões ao vivo também. É só se cadastrar e usar. #renzogracie #jiujitsu #nyc #manhattan #upperwestside #chelsea #greenpoint #gallerrapp #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #graciejiujitsu #graciefamily #bjjfamily #bjjonline #teamrenzogracie @fujisportsus
Legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach and mixed martial artist Renzo Gracie had to close his New York City headquarters due to the pandemic, but he has opened up his online training library for 30 days free of charge.
Gracie, who submitted Yuki Kondo in his ONE Championship debut back in July 2018 at the age of 51, said he would be adding to over 600 sessions already available with live seminars during the outbreak.
John Danaher Self Mastery
Fellow Renzo Gracie Academy coach John Danaher is famous for his elite group of competitors, the “Danaher Death Squad,” which includes ONE Featherweight World Title contender, Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon.
With their gym closed to the public, Danaher has offered up a free instructional series for practitioners of “the gentle art” to train by themselves.
Self Mastery: Solo BJJ Training Drills contains information on key BJJ movements, as well as concepts on how to improve without any training partners.
Jeff Joslin’s Mixed Martial Arts
Canadian mixed martial arts veteran Jeff Joslin has been a frontrunner in online training and instructional videos for many years, and he has stepped up again in the wake of the COVID-19 situation.
Joslin is live streaming his sessions every day. No experience is necessary, and the equipment needs are also minimal.
His Beginner MMA Striking Workouts can be streamed live at 7pm EST or watched later on his YouTube channel.
Ross Enamait’s Never Gymless
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With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, I've been hearing from people around the world asking for gym-free routines and exercises. To try and assist, my 230 page Never Gymless book is now on sale for $1. I hope it helps those in need. Check my profile link or visit the store at rosstraining.com. #rosstraining #fit #fitfam #fitness #fitspo #fitlife #instafit #workout #exercise #nevergymless #gymlife
Legendary conditioning guru and professional boxing trainer Ross Enamait is renowned for his ability to get results – regardless of the circumstances.
Enamait is now offering his seminal eBook, Never Gymless, for just US$1, and it offers many times that amount in excellent knowledge for home training with little or no equipment.
His website and social media pages are also constantly updated with workout ideas, so martial artists can keep themselves in competition shape throughout their quarantine or self-isolation.