Members of the BKA have shown some great improvement when comparing results from September 2008 and May 2009 in recent Fitness Testing, demonstrating the efficacy of our training program. Some highlights include: 1. Upper body muscular endurance +17.6% 2. Core muscular endurance +23.3% 3. Hamstring flexibility +12.5% 4. Explosive leg power +4.5 to +7.7% 5. Integrative leg, core, upper body power +5.8% 6. Agility +7.2% Other flexibility and aerobic capacity measures remained relatively unchanged. I’m very pleased with the results, and will use them to improve the strength training program for the Fall of 2009. Progressive, structured strength training is important base training for martial arts, and our four-phase program running over 9 months has delivered solid results.