View Full Version : Coach Wilson's Freedom of Movement: CST for Kickboxing
11-18-2005, 12:14 PM
I met Joseph Wilson many years ago when he was inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame as America's top instructor of the year. We've trained together many years since then in many different venues and countries. When it comes to full-contact kickboxing, he's seen it all as a pro as well as an amateur competitor. Using his insights into CST as a Head Coach, he's helped me improve my kicking speed, height, power and precision in just 3 days! What he can do with a beginner or novice kickboxer is even more impressive. There are VERY few people I consult and trust in judgement without reservation. When Joe gives me a suggestion about my personal practice, I incorporate it. That's how much weight his insight holds for me.
I've encouraged him to bring his insights to the forefront so that others can share in his amazing abilities as a coach. Knowing how to fight AND coach is such a celebrated rarity that one is very fortunate to have even short exposure to an individual like Joe Wilson. ANYONE who has had exposure to Coach Wilson knows that he is easily one of the top 10 martial art instructors in the world.
Well, finally... Joseph Wilson, 5th degree Black belt, Hand-to-hand Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor (regularly training THOUSANDS of recruits!), owner of the most successful school in the US South-East and member of the CST Head Coaching staff has put together an incredible DVD full of Dynamic range of motion drills for kicking and footfighting. These are valuable exercises and drills regardless of your kicking style. Learn the basics and then join in a class in session for your own personal workout. The drills presented in this DVD are guaranteed to improve your range of motion. You will be kicking higher, faster and with No pain in No time.
ORDER NOW ONLY $27.99 (https://www.shop.memphismartialarts.com/displayProductDocument.hg?productId=1&categoryId=1) + SHP, limited quantities available due to the Holiday Season. Order now to ensure that you make the holiday rush!
11-18-2005, 12:20 PM
Folks, I saw clips of the DVD in Scotland on Coach Wilson's laptop, and personally witnessed the 3-day performance enhancement that Coach Sonnon writes of. Joe also put me through some great drills at Theta and set me up with some homework for our next meeting.
This DVD is a MUST-HAVE for any serious martial artist. Mine is already in the mail 8) 8)
11-18-2005, 02:07 PM
11-18-2005, 02:34 PM
Congratulations, Coach Wilson! Looks really great. I'm glad you put what you learned into a DVD, awesome. We can now get the benefit of all your kicking practice.
11-18-2005, 03:35 PM
Who's doing the talking on this I want to know? Coach Wilson, I hope. I need my dose of "Memphisese". :wink:
I'll order it but not today, cuz I hab a code in by head. :cry:
11-18-2005, 04:56 PM
I already ordered mine and I'm looking forward to it!!!
11-18-2005, 06:45 PM
Thank you all so much for your support. I hope that you all enjoy.
it is me talking on the DVD...Memphisese at it's finest...Smile
11-18-2005, 07:08 PM
The DVD looks good since most of my kicks have never had a lot of height, but I'm not actively training at this point in MA of any sort. How is the training for general purpose hip mobility?
11-20-2005, 09:51 AM
I made this video to address kicking specifically, so for general hip health I would say go with warrior wellness. I am sure there would be some carry over if you got the video, but unless you are training to kick higher or faster, WW would address your concerns more completely. Talk to you soon. Smile.
wow this looks amazing !!
11-21-2005, 06:52 AM
I'm guessing the DVD might also be useful for those who want to do certain breakdance/Trickster/etc. type moves?
11-21-2005, 12:29 PM
After being fortunate enough to have seen bits of this and getting to work with Coach Wilson personally, I can tell you this.
There's kicking, and then there's fighting with your legs. Whatever your style, if you want to excell above and beyond your competition...get this DVD now!
11-22-2005, 08:38 AM
Hello Coach Wilson,
Is the DVD shipping to the UK?
11-22-2005, 08:40 AM
Yes it will, there may be an extra shipping charge, but I will have exact numbers on that by the end of the week, but yes it will go overseas...Smile
11-22-2005, 05:36 PM
I just received my copy of the DVD today!
It has definitely given me some stuff to work on and more importantly it has inspired me to train in some new directions!
I'm excited to start kicking again.
11-24-2005, 08:43 AM
I received my copy last night. Simply put, no kickboxer or foot fighter should be without it.
Don't waste time any longer with static stretches and splits that could be damaging your kicking performance (at worst) or wasting valuable training time (at best). Coach Wilson's dynamic range of motion drills provide a focused session that you can slip into your personal practice to literally send your kicks through the roof.
I have to echo Coach Chomycia. This series has inspired me to explore new directions, has shown me some holes in my game that need to be addressed, and has revealed to me ranges of motion that I have not yet freed. I'm incorporating it into my personal practice starting today, and hoping I'll be ready for the next installment!
11-25-2005, 02:29 AM
I received my copy a few days ago. Yesterday was the first day I was able to view it and perform the practices. Coach Wilson downplayed it to me as something for beginners -- puhlease...basics are where it is at and there is something for everyone to learn from in this DVD, he was being modest. I have not kicked high in years and was able to recover over 90% of my mobility performing the DVD once. The concepts are clearly explained and demonstrated.
I have only two complaints. The first one is that the cover claims it is suitable for family viewing, however, when Coach Wilson does his little Elvis the Pelvis hip circles, I would have to cover my girlfriend's eyes -- just teasing Coach. Secondly, having experienced Coach Wilson's energy, charisma, and guidance live and in person -- a one dimensional recording does not do him justice. The DVD is motivating, don't get me wrong, but compared to live and in person -- it just is not the same. It is like seeing your favorite musician live as opposed to a recording. The experience is infectious, but for those who have not had the fortune to work with him in person yet, this will have to do.
I was walking around the kitchen going -- whooo! My girlfriend asked me what that was about, I told her one word -- Joe and she smiled and shook her head. She has met Coach Wilson. Let the bug bite ya, and invest in this DVD now!
100th Dan of Rock, Paper, Scissor style
former thumb wrestling champion
champion airplane maker
It all came crashing down after a tragic paper cut incident. I prefer not to discuss it...
11-25-2005, 04:00 AM
Any news on UK availability? I have some time off at christmas and would love to have it for then...
11-12-2008, 08:55 PM
a little necromancy here... did not see this dvd in the rmax shop. is it still sold? if so, where?
11-12-2008, 10:14 PM
Check out Coach Wilson's http://memphismartialartscenter.com/
11-13-2008, 08:48 AM
paul k., your assistance is appreciated. this looks like a dvd worth owning.
Is this DVD still available?
...for shipping to Melbourne, Australia?
Some of the links appear dead, and I'm not sure the Memphis Martial arts page is still being operated?
wow nothing !?
Memphis Martial Arts sites hasn't responded.
Coach Wilson not responding to personal messages...and on further investigation hasn't posted here for almost a year. Hope he is okay.
And no info here.
Guess I give up on this one.
10-06-2010, 06:19 AM
As far as I can tell, this DVD is still available. I ordered one about a year ago, and can't recommend it enough. Although I am not a martial artist, I've had a lot of "issues" with my hips, and this program did wonders for opening them up.
Here is the link I found to their store:
Freedom of Movement (http://www.shop.memphismartialartscenter.com/category.sc;jsessionid=597675AF3F266FAE608AB701A5B 4CC08.qscstrfrnt06?welcome=1&productStyle=Style1&layout=redstripe&categoryStyle=Style1)
Not sure if they ship to Australia, but I don't see why not. Try ordering and see what happens.
Thanks for trying to look up.
The link you've listed appears to be dead.
And now when I look up 'Memphis Martial Arts' via google, the website itself has changed in the last few days and doesn't seem to be associated with Coach Wilson anymore.
Not sure if you were seeing the old site as well ?
Guess that would explain why I got no responses from the site.
10-11-2010, 08:09 AM
I see what you mean now. When I tried the link it went straight to a search engine. At the last IC, Coach Wilson had mentioned that he had sold his school. But I wasn't sure how much change was going to happen. I think Coach Wilson also took a different job that consumesw a lot of his time which may explain the lack of response to your contact attempts.
Have you tried amazon or e-bay?
If you can't get a hold of a copy, let me know, and I'll send you mine.
try dropping Coach Eddy a line, i sourced a copy through her a year ago
all the best
Thanks for the responses guys!
Guy - thanks for the tip. I've sen Coach Eddy a message.
Brian - thank you for the offer, very much appreciated.
I looked on Amazon and ebay but the closest I got was 'Alicenthetics: Freedom of Movement after breast cancer' ...which may be something to keep in mind for the future ? :)
I'll keep trying at the moment...there must be a way to force someone to take my money in return for the product LOL :D
Thanks to everyone that was trying to help me both here on this thread and via PM.
Coach Eddy was able to hook me up with both of Coach Wilson's DVDs !!
Thank you Coach Eddy !
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