So I used to think that strength training could only add to ones martial arts proficiency and decided to try and interblend the two for the first time. First thing I noticed is that my body is much stiffer for any transition, it both feels stiffer and moves slower. I did notice however that it might provide some aid in stability but the downsides are horrendous... It felt like moving up a weight class without putting on the weight! Tell me your guys experience. Did you also feel that the downsides outweighed the good ones? In my experience one word sums it all up: "upperbody stiffness".