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Matt Furey is a wrestling champion who lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Zhannie and son Frank. He has appeared in many publications like Kung Fu, Black Belt, Martial Arts and Combat Sports and GQ. Matt is originally from Carroll, Iowa. He was into swimming and wrestling since the age of eight. His dedication and perseverance made him a champion in both the sports. In 1981, he lifted 167 pounds to be the state runner-up in the Class 3A Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships. Matt was at the University of Iowa from 1981-84 and wrestled for Olympic Gold medalist, Dan Gable.
Matt Furey joined Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1984 and won NCAA II national title in 1985 at 167-pounds. He defeated two-time California state champion, Howard Lawson, to win the title. He is also a member of Hall of Fame of Pennsylvania's Edinboro University. He started a training school in 1987 for wrestlers. Matt began learning martial arts in 1990. In 1996, Matt started learning Shuai-Chiao, one of the oldest forms of kung fu, from Dr. Daniel Weng. In 1997, he won the gold medal in a World Kung Fu Shuai-Chiao tournament at 198 pounds to become the only non-Chinese to ever win the title.
Matt Furey is the student of world-renowned teacher of martial arts-Karl Gotch. Matt himself teaches Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling. Matt has put in his knowledge of wrestling and martial arts in to a comprehensive book-The Martial Art of Wrestling. His other famous books are How to Achieve What You Want without Positive Thinking and Combat Conditioning: Functional Exercises for Fitness and Combat Sports. He has many videotapes about his martial arts like Mongolian Grappling Secrets Revealed, Combat Training and How to Hook a Heavyweight without Flopping to the Guard. The Lost Art of Pinning and The Lost Art of Countering Pin Holds are some other videotapes. His monthly newsletter- Conditioning Tips is a motivating letter on staying fit.
Matt Furey personally demonstrates and explains different exercises and wrestling movements in his video, most important being the Royal Court. It consists of three body-weight exercises - Hindu Squats, Hindu Push-ups, and Back Bridge, all of which are above all other weight training and high-intensity exercises to provide you greater strength and endurance. It helps you maintain perfect shape and muscles. These rhythmic exercises are best for thighs, calves, lower back and increase your lungpower.
However, there are a few drawbacks in Matt Furey’s video. He does not teach exercises stepwise and does not detail training drills. Nor does he offer any tips for coordinating your training routine. It is not possible to understand his exercises by going through a single tape. Instead, you need to look into many more tapes before finally understanding and grasping each exercise. However, his motivational talks between training sessions make up for the drawbacks.
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