Category Archives: Announcements

2012 FSRI Summer Camp Info and Registration

There is more info up about the forthcoming FSRI Summer camp at the website. Check back often for details and updates.

FSRI Events Page

General Camp Info and Payment Options



Online payment options are now available on the General Camp Info page, however make sure that if you use this option you remember to print out the registration and release forms and mail them in ASAP and include a copy of your receipt in the same envelope. No registrations will be accepted at the camp site.



2012 FSRI Summer Camp

Mark your calendar!

Join us for a weekend full of great training, informative presentations, comradery and fun in the beautiful Meramec State Park in Sullivan Missouri the weekend of July 6th through the 8th, 2012.

  • Outdoor training with instruction by Senior FSRI Instructors and NASM certified trainers.
  • Tent camping.
  • Campfire talks by special presenters.
  • Shower facilities within walking distance.
  • Camping is within hiking distance of the scenic Meramec River.

You do not need to be affiliated with FRSI to attend.

We will post more information soon.

Paying Respects to Joe Frazier

Boxing legend Joe Frazier passed last night. Boxing fans will remember his devastating left hook and uncanny bobbing and weaving skills,  and the trio of  grueling, legendary fights with Muhammad Ali.

What better way to remember him than by watching some highlights of his first (1971) fight with Ali, in which he gained the heavyweight title and delivered his opponent’s first professional loss:

FSRI-STL Members Discover Gravity.

We feel like this could be an important discovery. For the time being we are calling it gravity. We’ll keep you posted if there are further developments.

Resource Links: Recommended Trainers and Recommended Fighting Arts

You may have noticed a few changes as we’ve revamped our blog. One of these is an expanded links section (see sidebar), which now includes categories for Recommended Trainers and Recommended Fighting Arts. The goal of these links is to put readers into contact with individuals and groups that can help them to put some of our conditioning/training topics and research into practice.

The Recommended Trainers category is a listing of fitness professionals that we recommend based on several factors:

  • they utilize up to date, evidence-based best training practices
  • they hold nationally accredited certifications, degrees & relevant credentials in the field (CSCS, NASM, NESTA, ACSM, ATSU HM MS, etc.)
  • they have trained extensively in a fighting art or sport, or have worked extensively with particular fighting arts and sports populations
  • they can provide high quality, activity-specific injury prevention and performance enhancement programming specific to the various fighting arts and sports

These Recommended Trainers are listed by the state that they work in so that readers from around the USA can find FSRI-recommended fitness professionals to help them to enhance their training. Rest assured that we will not endorse any trainer who does not meet our standards.

The Recommended Fighting Arts category contains links to groups, clubs and instructors that meet our criteria for high quality fighting arts practices:

  • the stated goals of training are realistic and achievable (relative to an athletic or self-protection context)
  • the stated methods for achieving those goals are based on sound concepts that are supported by anatomy & physiology, psychology, pedagogy, the nature of violence, and related fields
  • the goals can realistically be developed through the stated training methods
  • the group or instructor prioritize common sense, practical training, evidence-based practice and the development of the student over organizational hierarchies, unsubstantiated opinion, appeals to tradition or history or purely financial motivations

Feel free to recommend additions to this listing, although we will only link to groups that  meet these criteria. Want to be added to the list? Send us an email that describes how your practice meets the points listed above.

Upcoming “Introduction to Violence and Conflict Communications” Seminar With Rory Miller

Passing along some news to the  East Coast folks:

Rory Miller, author of Meditations on Violence and the Chiron Training blog  will be presenting a one-day “Introduction to Violence and Conflict Communications” seminar in Kissimmee, FL on 10/22.

Details are here.  Schedule, registration and contact info are provided.

Good Morning Starshine…

Welcome to the brand-spanking new Fight Sciences Research Institute blog. For readers familiar with our former TKRI blog and identity, you can expect the same high level of quality original research and articles, training information and ideas, discussions, and accurate resources about the fighting arts and sports.

For those just tuning in, FSRI is a collective of experienced martial artists who value the development and training of  practical fighting and self protection skills over historical claims or stylistic identities. We offer training in practical, highly adaptable  fighting and self protection skills developed from our extensive collective experiences in karate, Judo, Aikido, wrestling, violent situations and ongoing research. Fighting and violence are complex phenomena that encompass a wide range of related fields, ranging from  psychology and anatomy to exercise science and motor learning. We are committed to reason-and evidence-based approaches, and  it is a part of our mission to update our beliefs and practices in response to new evidence.  Our individual members  have professional experience in the fields of  education, psychology, personal training, corrective exercise, and Human Movement science, all of which influence our collective approach.

So have a look through our large back catalog of older content and subscribe to the new- we hope that you find ways to improve your training, no matter what your practice is. For more information, please visit our about FSRIand mission statement pages. We welcome input and discussion from practitioners of all fighting arts and sports. Guest contributors are welcome and submissions are encouraged!