Combat Sports Functional Training® Instructor Course

Combat Sports Functional Training® Instructor Course

Athletic Conditioning for athletes and practitioners of Martial Arts and Combat Sports, regardless of their level, be it professional or amateur, is essential, both for the prevention of traumas and injuries, and for the improvement of their general and specific physical qualities for the discipline they practice.
However, all too often, the focus of traditional physical preparation is placed more on the increase in physical performance and less on the physical health of the athlete themselves.
If, in fact, one concentrates only on the increase of the conditional capacities (Strength, Speed, Power, and Endurance), without working on the Joint Mobility and on the execution of the Global Movement of the body, for an athlete that is taken to their maximum, the likelihood of sustaining injury is always waiting just around the corner.

Combat Sports Functional Training® is the optimal answer for the functional physical conditioning of martial and combat disciplines, as it allows the construction of strong, reactive, and fast athletes who are explosive and resistant, but preserves them over time thanks to the combined work on the posture and on Joint Mobility.

Starting off from scientific concepts of athletic preparation, the course is developed with practical exercises using the most important tools of Functional Training and with continuous reference to the athletic movements and the specific physical qualities of Combat Sports.

Considerable attention is also dedicated to the Scheduling and the Programming of Combat Sports Functional Training® as Specific Athletic Preparation.

Combat Sports Functional Training® enables the training of highly specialised Trainers who are able to bring every athlete or practitioner of Combat Sports and Martial Arts to fully express their own neuro-motor and performance potential while also improving their own postural and overall state of health so as to have a longer and more rewarding career in the sport.

What you will learn:

// What differentiates Combat Sports Functional Training® from the traditional systems for athletic conditioning;
// The differences between unidirectional sectoral training and multiplanar functional training in kinetic chains;

// The fundamental role of three-dimensional training in the construction of neuro-motor patterns for Combat Sports and Martial Arts;
// Which body systems are fundamental for increasing the physical Performance of the athlete, and how to train them in synergy with each other; 

// Which Hormones are fundamental for increasing the physical performance of the athlete and for the post-competition recovery training, and how to stimulate them through training;
// How Functional Training is decisive in the construction of athletes who are strong, fast, powerful, and resistant, but also healthy and functional;

// The differences between training the Functionality of the body system and training its physical capacities;
// What the scientific principles are on which Functional Training is based and how to use them effectively in the practice of the exercises;
// What it means to train while respecting the Biomechanics of the body and the aspect of neutral posture;
// Which the principal fulcrums of movement are and which the fulcrums of body stability are, and how to use them effectively, both in practical exercises and daily movements, and in the motor patterns of the sports that are practiced;

// What the myofascial chains are, how they function, and how to best use them in the execution of the movements for improving the muscular activation and the coordinative and neuro-motor capabilities essential in Combat Sports and Martial Arts; 
// The difference between Global Joint Mobility and traditional Stretching;
// How to use the Core in order to better manage the kinetic chains in the multi-planar movement of the body;
// How to prevent injuries through Intelligent Functional Training, and how to implement strategies of post-traumatic recovery through intelligent body Movement;
// What the specific technical features are of the various Functional Training tools, and how to best use them according to the capacities and the Target of the Client;
// A logical and effective progression to teach the technique of the exercises through a series of preparatory and complementary exercises based on the potential of each person;
// The fundamental Evaluation Tests that must be made in order to correctly set up a functional training program aimed at Athletic Conditioning; 

// How to structure the most effective training strategies based on the level of the athlete and the specific performance model of the sports discipline practiced; 

// What progressions must be respected in the development of the programs of training in a seasonal macrocycle starting from the structuring of the single session of training; 

// How to best manage the sessions of Combat Sports Functional Training® with the technical workouts based on the number of competitive commitments;
// A fast and functional Coaching Method that has been put to the test in the field since 2009 by thousands of WTA Coaches and Trainers;
// How to use the competences acquired in the sale of Personal Training and Group Training services; 

// What the professional prospects of a WTA Trainer are. 

Times of the lessons of the On-Site course: 
from 09:00 to 18:00 (with a one hour break from 13:00 to 14:00) for all the days of the course, for a total of 16 hours.

Index of topics of the Course Program

• The history of Athletic Conditioning: from its origins to the present day, and what differentiates the Combat Sports Functional Training® System;

• Training Theory in Athletic Conditioning: principles and scientific guidelines;

• Energy Systems and Athletic Conditioning;

• The scientific principles that govern the Combat Sports Functional Training® System: concepts of physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology applied to Functional Training for Combat Sports and Martial Arts;

• The fields of application of Combat Sports Functional Training® according to the conditional capacities required in competition: speed endurance, power endurance,  strength endurance;

• Safety guidelines and preparatory exercises for joint mobility and dynamic neuromuscular activation;

• The exercises of Combat Sports Functional Training® utilising the following training tools:
- Bodyweight (Primitive Functional Movement® and Calisthenics);
- Kettlebell (cast iron balls with a handle);
- Flying Suspension Training (training in suspension);
- Flowbag e Sandbag (bags filled with water or sand);
- Med Balls (medicine balls of various types);
- Clubs (weighted clubs);
- Barbells (Olympic barbells);
- Resistance Bands (elastics straps for counter-resistance exercises);
- Battle Ropes (naval ropes).

• The functional evaluation of the athlete: testing joint mobility, core strength, functional strength, speed endurance, and specific tests of the sports discipline;

• Programming of the Combat Sports Functional Training® with the implementation of protocols of specific training based on the various levels and performance targets of the sport discipline;

• Effective Coaching of the Combat Sports Functional Training® System: communication and motivation; 

• Aspects of sales and marketing of services related to the Combat Sports Functional Training® System.

On-Site Course: those who purchase the On-Site course are entitled to a 60% discount on the purchase of the same course, Online. Once you have the purchased the course, you are entitled to repeat the course as often as you want (if you feel you still have doubts about the program, or if you simply want to continue perfecting the technique of the exercises).

Online Course: those who purchase the Online course are entitled to a 50% discount on the purchase of the same course On-Site.

On-Site Course: once you have purchased the course, you can access your own Reserved Area in which you will have the complete course manual viewable in pdf format, the evaluation cards and the training sheets downloadable in pdf, and the video lessons of 20 base exercises of the program.

Online Course: once you have purchased the course you can access your own Reserved Area in which you will have the complete course manual viewable in pdf format, the evaluation cards and the training sheets downloadable in pdf, and the video lessons of all of the exercises of the program (more than 160).

Your Reserved Area is equipped with a high information security format.
The only technology you will need in order to consult the teaching material in the Reserved Area is Adobe Reader (for the pdf files).
The teaching materials are compatible with: Microsoft Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

After having purchased the course (immediately if paying by credit card or PayPal; after receipt of the confirmation of payment if making the payment by bank transfer), you will receive an email (to the email address you indicate when purchasing the course), with details of how to access your Reserved Area where you will find the course you have purchased.

From that point, you have unlimited access to your Reserved Area. 
You can access it as and when you want and at any time you want to study, then present the exam when you're ready, without deadlines or expiration dates.

In WTA Courses, the exams are a fundamental part of the training process, as they allow both the WTA and the student to verify that they have correctly learnt both the theoretical concepts and the practical technical applications of the work program of the course.

In this way, 4 positive results are obtained
1) WTA is sure to put only really prepared Trainers in the field;
2) the new Instructor feels confident that they have mastered the program of study and the executive technique of the exercises, therefore they feel ready to work with clients;
3) the clients who turn to a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to find professionals who are extremely competent and able to help them to reach their objectives; 
4) the owners of gyms who employ a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to have professionals who are able to follow their customers in the best way, and to increase the volume of business of their gym.

The exams consist of:
 - theoretical part: in which, through the writing of a thesis on a real case study selected by the student (focussed on a subject who must be one of their clients or themselves), the student demonstrates that they have acquired all of the theoretical principles that lead to the realisation of an effective training program for each specific client (following what has been explained in the course).
 - practical part: in which, through the creation of a video, the student demonstrates that they have mastered the correct executive technique of the base exercises of the course program.
The exam is evaluated by a Tutor who is assigned to the aspiring Trainer at the time they present the exam. The Tutor will assist the student to pass the exam, providing any necessary corrections, both of the theoretical and the practical parts.

The common objective of the WTA and of the aspiring Trainer is to bring the training process initiated at the time of enrolling in the course to completion, so as to have a new WTA Trainer who is fully prepared to work in teaching the training Method learnt, in the most effective and efficient way possible!

On passing the exams, the new Trainer will be awarded the coveted certification of Instructor of Combat Sports Functional Training® that is valid for:

  •  inclusion in the prestigious Official Register of WTA Instructors and in the Professional Databank (free of charge);
  •  attainment of the CSEN/CONI Diploma and Technical Card (with a €100 enrolment fee).

The Combat Sports Functional Training® Instructor certification entitles students to training credits towards the following Educational Pathways:

  • Educational Pathways for WTA Specialisation Qualifications: Combat Sports Training Specialist - Athletic Training Specialist.

On attainment of the Diploma, the Trainer, in addition to receiving the Diploma, is incorporated in the prestigious Official Register of WTA Instructors, within their own region.
This Register, in addition to being the only official document accessible to the public which testifies the real competence of the Trainer, is a true and proper Professional Database which is open both to clients who are looking for a competent Trainer in which to trust, and to the owners of gyms who are looking for Professionals to include in their Instructor Staff.

In fact, the high level of professionalism of the WTA Training, universally recognised since 2009 in all physical fields (from athletic conditioning, to medical gymnastics applications, to purely aesthetic fitness), allows the WTA Trainer to be inserted in any sporting environment in which the functionality of the Movement of the human body is indispensable for the health and efficiency of the person, be they an athlete of a specific sports discipline or a person who wants to recover or improve their state of health and physical form.

To date, the WTA Method, through the great work of over 20,000 Trainers trained since 2009, has been applied with great success in all professional sports, in medical and physiotherapy centres, and in thousands of private and commercial gyms.

In particular, the fields of application in which the WTA Trainer is most in demand are those relating to:

  • Conditioning of Joint Mobility, prevention of injuries, and post-traumatic recovery;
  • Conditioning of Functional Strength in Sports; 
  • High Intensity Functional Training; 
  • Increasing biomechanical and neuro-motor skills both for general and specific sports;
  • Aesthetic training associated with the improvement of the Posture; 
  • Group training for any type of level and target.
What are the pre-requisites for entry to the Course?

There are no pre-requisites, the Course is open to everyone.

Are the Diplomas recognised?

WTA Diplomas are recognised in all the Physical, Sporting, and Rehabilitative fields as a guarantee of professionalism that respects the highest global Standards of Quality, and are also recognised by the European SNAQ/CONI and by the International Olympic Committee through the CSEN/CONI.

What does the exam involve?

The exam involves sending a written thesis for the theoretical part and a video for the practical part.

How much time do I have to present the exam?

There is no deadline for presenting the exam; it depends on how much time you dedicate to the study and to the practice of the exercises after having attended the course, and on when you feel you are ready to take the exam.

If I do not pass the exam, can I repeat it?

When the exam is presented, a Tutor will follow you, assisting you step by step (providing you with all the corrections to improve yourself), to help you pass itRepeat the exam is completely free

If I don’t pass the exam, can I retake the On Site Course?

The On Site Course can be retaken as many times as you want, either if you have not passed the exam and need to improve some aspects, or if you have passed and just want to review the program to perfect it. Re-participating in the Course is completely free

What is the timetable for the On-Site Course?

The timetable for all the days of the Course is from 09:00 to 18:00, with a one hour Break from 13:00 to 14:00.

What are the dates of the next On-Site Courses?

Consult the Calendar of upcoming events, which you can find in the bar above, by clicking on the EVENTS tab.

By when do I have to register for the On-Site Course?

Up to three six before the start of the Course.

How long does the access to the Reserved Area last, once I have purchased the Course?

Once you have purchased the Course, you are entitled to unlimited access to your Reserved Area of ​​study, without time limits.

On how many devices can I connect the access to my Reserved Area?

For any single purchase of a Course, you can access your Reserved Area from a maximum of two devices of your choice, which can be a PC, tablet, or smartphone.

What clothing must I have to take part in the On-Site Course?

Comfortable gym clothing and flat-soled footwear. For the Joint Mobility exercises of the Primitive Functional Movement® free body System, it is recommended to work barefoot with socks that cover the ankles, and long comfortable trousers that cover the knees (for some exercises that involve sliding the legs on the ground).

Where can I see if there are Courses scheduled near me?

Consult the Calendar of upcoming events, which you can find in the bar above, by clicking on the EVENTS tab.

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Combat Sports Functional Training® Instructor Course
Fossano (Cuneo)
Centro Ufficiale WTA Palestre UFC
Via Santa Lucia, 3
Two words: effective and versatile, this Method can be inserted into any sport. I have practiced martial arts since I was a kid, and I have noticed improvements in my athletic gestures. With the Primitive, Clubs, and Kettlebell you go fast!
Andrea Cosentino - 32 years old / Army Trainer & Combat Sport Athlete - Taranto (Italy)
The WTA is not just a training Academy of Functional Training but is, primarily, a path of life that pushes you to go further and further forward beyond your own limits. An obligation for all the professionals in the sector. The WTA Forever!
Loris Di Bello - 34 years old / Personal Trainer & Karate Athlete - Foggia (Italy)
I came into contact with the WTA in 2013, revolutionising my way of training, making my lifestyle always better, and obtaining great results both as a Trainer and as an athlete. Even today, from my point of view, it is the most important academy in the field of functional training and athletic preparation. All of the courses are always explained in a way that is highly technical and rich in details followed by in-depth theoretical parts and with a great seriousness by all the trainers of Academy. I thank the entire WTA for what it has given me. Thanks to this constantly growing training path, I have been able to improve myself and overcome my own barriers, transmitting the highest quality to my students in their training as well.
Enrico Dino - 30 years old / Personal Trainer - Asti (Italy)
The best academy that can be found in the sector... professionalism and competence are the basis of a training path. In the WTA, nothing is left to chance... Grand Master Emilio and the WTA are a great family of professionals... WE DON’T USE MACHINES... WE BUILD THEM!!!
Andrea Molon - 44 years old / Functional Trainer & Combat Sports Coach - Ivrea (Italy)
There is very little to say… after years of study (including university) I have finally found THE TRAINING par excellence, with all the letters capitalised because capitalising the “F” alone would not suffice. The WTA Method is the top: scientific, detailed, innovative and unchallengeable... try it to believe it!
Sergio Scordino - 34 years old / Personal Trainer & Gym Owner - Agrigento (Italy)
What can I say, if you are not content to be one of the many, I believe you cannot but attend this ACADEMY of Functional Training!!! This is because for a long time I have followed professionals of top-level sport, from Serie A footballers, to tennis players, athletes of combat sports, models, etc. Participate in one course with the WTA and you’ll forever be hooked!!
Luca Greca - 40 years old / Functional Trainer & Combat Sports Coach - Torino (Italy)
Functional training had become the key part of my training, so I needed to find something or someone that could help me make the difference and luckily, I discovered the WTA Functional Training Academy. Absolutely the best!
Ottavio Tramonte - 38 years old / Martial Arts & Functional Training Instructor - Rome (Italy)
I have been following the Master Trainer Emilio Troiano and the WTA Academy on YouTube for years, and have always been fascinated by the Method, but not being able to go to Italy to attend the courses, I was eagerly waiting for the Online Courses to start. Now that I have attended it, I can say that it was worth the wait, because I have learned a lot from this course and, above all, I can apply many things not only for myself but also for my clients in the gym. WTA Over the Top!
Julio Cesar Perez - Combat Sports Instructor - Montevideo (Uruguay)

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