Q. What do you feel was your greatest
advantage over Tito in your strategy to secure a victory [in your most
recent championship bout?]
A. Definitely my cardiovascular
conditioning. No one is better conditioned. I not only do hard cardio,
but I do anaerobic sprint drills and plyometric training.
Frank trained with Jumpsoles and
Propriocetors and also Elastic Resistance cords make his takedowns more
explosive. Often being one step quicker can make the difference between
a champion and one who is forgotten.
Frank appeared recently on Walker,
Texas Ranger with Chuck Norris. The fights were choreographed by
Frank's submission fighting instructional video
WKC Submission Champion - 1995
4th King of Pancrase - 1995
Contenders Light-Heavyweight Champion
5x UFC Middleweight Champion - 1999
MARTIAL ARTS & FIGHTING SKILLS
Submission Wrestling - Trained
extensively under Ken Shamrock, the first American to capture the Japanese
King of Pancrase title and UFC Superfight Champion.
Kickboxing - Currently
trains with Maurice Smith, World Kickboxing and Heavyweight UFC Champion.
- Trained by collegiate, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestler Jerry Bohlander.
Boxing - Currently
trains with Javier Mendez, ISKA Light-Heavy & Light-Cruiserweight Champion.
The U.S. born Ultimate Fighting
events allow a Champion bout to last a maximum of five 5 minute rounds,
if necessary, before moving to the judges' decision. The more frequent
tournament bouts, however, three 5 minute rounds. Shamrock's previous years
of experience fighting non-stop, thirty-minute battles have earned him
a mental and physical advantage in the shorter UFC bouts.
Straight time in fighting is unbelievably
tiring. Without the blessing of three-minute rounds and frequent breaks,
as in boxing, each fighter faces the toughest challenges in conditioning,
perseverance, and heart. It is during those moments of truth in the ring
that a man clearly discovers what he is made of.
Frank Shamrock holding a seminar
with the Jumpsoles and the Swiss Ball