NFL player training in martial arts in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The average length of an NFL career is only three years, so players like Detroit Lions defensive tackle Corvey Irvin do anything to get an edge.

Irvin found a martial arts place in High Point and says training there has made a world of difference for him.


  • Angel

    There seems to be something dubious to me about how this is on the news. The school in question seems to be seeking glory for their part in this man’s personal and professional betterment. I think that’s shameful, and most traditional martial arts schools would agree with me. It is wonderful that martial arts (there was none specified in the article), moreover jujitsu in the traditional sense, including judo throws, striking, self defense, and groundwork is getting the recognition it deserves. However, I think that message pales in the light of all theTiger Rock product placement, it’s more an advertisement of the school. A calculated business move.

    • Steve

      Wow…interesting reply to this segment. Let me help you out at little: This was not a “glorious” message to the Tiger Rock program; don’t need a news story as the reputation in the community alone portrays the positive image. The methodologies and training introduced far exceeds what most martial art schools are doing in the area. The story is about a professional athlete who has found a way to stay in the game and be competitive in a very demanding market; through good martial arts training. LSU and Vikings have previously utilized martial art training to enhance their athletes. By the way – it was a Tiger Rock instructor who taught those programs. Many athletes are utilizing martial arts as a means to enhance their performance. This story can easily be relayed to youth who could benefit from this type training to improve in their athletics. The only thing shameful are uneducated comments.

  • UnderArmour

    Business that bad for these folks that they have to say an NFL player is working out there? hahaha….what business owners do to try and stay afloat and not go bankrupt…pretty lame try to say the least.

    • Steve

      No…business is not that bad; actually the opposite. One would think, a high profile professional company, would consider avoiding making negative comments in public forums as a means to protect the image of their product. UnderArmour has been known to sponsor martial artist and athletes from other sports, which makes your comment seem interesting. Instead, one would expect your professional company to support the idea of cross-training methodologies amongst athletes.

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