Integrated Breathing & Athletic Performance for Martial Artists

Integrated Breathing

24 November

This event is expired and no longer open for registration.

Time: 9:00 - 16:00

Gaissacherstrasse 8
81371 München

About this event:

Breathing: the most important, least-understood factor -- not only in training, but in life.

Despite many years as both athlete and trainer, it took me a long time to realize how breath work relates not only to performance, but health and well-being. -- Steve Maxwell

A lifetime habit of debilitated breathing leads to excess stress, immobility, degenerative disease, and premature aging -- but there is much you can do to improve your situation.

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • The three most common breathing patterns and which is your norm
  • A test of breathing proficiency and how you score
  • How breathing directly relates to mobility
  • How you can use breath work to diminish muscular tension and pain
  • Why sitting at a desk decreases breath efficiency and results in stress
  • How to rapidly pay off oxygen debt and increase work capacity
  • How to stay calm even in an emergency

Learn walking meditation:

  • How you can use your daily walks to improve breathing function
  • How awareness of the breath can elicit a calm mind even in an emergency
  • 4 types of breathing patterns to apply to dynamic exercise for better health

A 4000 year old moving meditation method that improves health and equinimity.

Why the ancient martial artists placed priority on breathing and how you can use such clasical techniques in your daily life.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in health, well-being, longevity, heightened awareness, and self-reliance.

What can you expect?

You will learn some great breathing regimens, how to immediately reduce pain feedback with breath drills, how to recover faster from somatic and mental exhaustion.

There will be general physical movement, plus specific exercise techniques. This is not merely concepts, but hands-on, body-mind connection practice.

Who should not attend

Know-it-alls, blackguards, knaves.


"The workshop was was awesome to hone the skills... Please tell Steve thanks again... Keep up the great work." --Kathryn E Hammonds


The price for this seminar is $125
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Athletic Performance for Martial Artists

25 November

This is event is expired and no longer open for registration.

Time: 9:00 - 15:00

Gaissacherstrasse 8
81371 München

About this event:
How to Prepare

In this course, Steve explains how to prepare for martial arts competition. According to Steve, much of this is psychology, as well as many practical physical matters like precise timing of strength and skills training, to conserve vital nerve energy while maintaining absolute strength, some supplementation, and cutting weight.

You will learn:

  • The power of mental positivity, self-talk, and visualization
  • What is a performance mantra and how to use it to keep the mind centered
  • Four types of visualization to support athletic success
  • Ancient Eastern warrior exercises to calm pre-fight jitters and nervousness
  • The judicious use of stimulants
  • Pre-match ritual: what is it and why you might need one

While this athletic performance seminar is valuable on its own merits, it extends and focuses the material of the Integrated Breathing seminar and it is strongly advised to take both courses for optimum results.

The athletic performance seminar is mainly lecture and experiential demonstrations, and opportunity to practice the techniques.

Steve says:

People get confused: many martial artists attempt to apply the same breath techniques used for heavy weightlifting and feats of strength, but this is the exact opposite of what is best for jiu jitsu, judo, and MMA.

There are ways to refine your breathing for better performance in martial arts while doing your normal body weight [and other] resistance strength training routines -- you don't need to do any exotic stuff, such as wearing face masks or living at altitude.

Re weight-cutting, this seminar covers how to safely and effectively cut fat and water from the body for weight-class events, but it is not about extreme actions and drastic cuts. This material assumes a weight-cut of up to three kg. In a reasonable amount of time, like 8 weeks. Steve's methods do not rely on externals and supplements, but discipline, and self-reliance, wits, and intelligence. If the athlete has gotten fat, he needs more fundamental education than these details to regain his advantage.


The price for this seminar is $125
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More info: Stefan Kostanjevec, +49 176 32295857 or Maxwell service desk