Mixed Martial Arts Training with Bryce Shepard-Mejia

Here is video of me helping Bryce develop a foundation to help him in his MMA training. In this video we work on the fundamentals of developing the support structures in his lumbo pelvic and lumbo thoracic region.

When I first trained Bryce, I could notice a major set of dysfunctions that were innately affecting his fundamental movements patterns, in turn, limiting his efficiency for training Mixed Martial Arts. Rather than utilizing rotation on his punches and kicks, he would use muscles that activate on the sagittal and frontal plane. This was leading to overcompensation of the wrong musculature and bringing about a ton of injuries.

It has been about a month since we started working, primarily focusing on injury rehab, and now we get to put some emphasis on directly applying the fun stuff into his training. Good times are fast coming!




  1. Kemo Marriott May 28, 2012 at 12:39 am - Reply

    I would like to have seen what his stance leg was doing on this left leg kick. I had a client who had similar issues and just worked on ensuring that the unloading mechanisms at the ankle were efficient. Plantarflexion rarely seems to be an issue, but inversion and adduction at the talocrural/subtalar are. Simply freeing up the talus with some hands on techniques seemed to do the trick and ensured that the tibia was able to externally rotate allowing my client to open up his body to allow for more transverse plane movement. I then worked on ensuring the thoracic spine was able to drive the movement too by implementing exercises to work on some type 1 movements. Do you ever focus on the foot when looking at rotational imbalances or do you find that staggered isometric holds followed by some transverse plane movements such as the transverse twist do the trick?

  2. Carlo Vanelli October 11, 2017 at 2:23 am - Reply

    I would like to take the course if it’s still available. I’m new to MMA and need to improve my knowledge.

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