CrossFit Specialty Course: Striking

The Striking Specialty Course teaches participants how to increase overall fitness, core strength, and rotational speed and power by incorporating striking drills into CrossFit workouts. Striking movements are some of the most functional core movements because punching and kicking with true power, speed and accuracy require people to utilize their entire body. This is why fighters are some of the most well conditioned and powerful athletes in the world.

With this in mind, the Striking Specialty Course is designed to give participants the ability to teach athletes the basic striking concepts of mixed martial arts, boxing and self-protection. The course also teaches ways to incorporate these skills into workouts for greater variance. All this is done in a non-contact format that focuses on proper technique by using shadow boxing, focus mitts, kick shields and a heavy bag.

Learning objectives

The Striking Course teaches participants to:

  1. Achieve a fighter's fitness level.
  2. Add variety to CrossFit workouts.
  3. Throw proper strikes and combinations.
  4. Understand the role of the kinetic chain and the posterior chain in supporting athletic performance and fighting.
  5. Increase the speed and power of strikes, regardless of experience.
  6. Teach proper striking mechanics to clients.
  7. Safely run a training session involving striking skills and drills.
  8. Teach essential self-protection skills to athletes.
  9. Effectively use shadow boxing, focus mitts and a heavy bag.




Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.


The default language for this course is English. Any course with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 14 CEUs towards their continuing education.


US $595

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel and first responders.


Reading Materials

Distributed onsite.

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • A pair of quality MMA striking/bag gloves. These can be purchased at many sporting-goods stores.
  • Notebook with pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out.
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.



Instagram: @crossfitstriking


To receive a Striking Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher);
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Striking Specialty Course; and
  • Pass the performance and written test.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance. If a participant chooses to opt out of the test, he or she is issued a Certificate of Attendance.


Please arrive at 8:00 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

    (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

    Introductions and lecture
    Instruction and practice
    Instruction, practice, drills and program design
    Workout and Q&A period

    (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m)

    Review, instruction and practice
    Heavy-bag overview and program design
    Power-development instruction
    Specialty drills and program design
    Group instruction and performance exam
    Written exam and course critiques
    Certificates, final Q&A and closing remarks