As long as combat sports have been in competition people from Western Europe to the Far East, and beyond, have understood that conditioning the body is as important as mastering techniques. 

History- Since there has been competition in martial arts the practitioners have prepared their bodies through training. Drilling technique, punching sandbags, throwing rocks, lifting logs, running, and swimming were all popular exercise methods for early boxing and wrestling. 

Strength & Conditioning Philosophy at The Ludus- Conditioning is as important as any other aspect of martial arts competition. We at the Ludus hold it in line with technique as the most important tool you can have in competition. We specialize in cardiovascular training through plyometrics, bodyweight, hypoxia, circuit, HIIT, resistance work, and cross training. 

Vase paintings of training in the Spartan military ritual, The Agoge