This safe, proven and effective program has been developed and refined over the last 10 years of my coaching life in conjunction with my colleague, Satoshi Kajiyama…aka Tosh. Tosh was with HCC, CornBelters, the Red Sox and now is the Head ATC for the Japanese MLB Hiroshima Carp. We utilize many of the same, industry leading techniques as MLB teams such as the Red Sox and many others are utilizing today. The foundational principles of this program is to individualize, not generalize. By putting each athlete through a very thorough intake process, we can identify individual dysfunctions and tailor the program to best fit them vs the traditional one size fits all approach….which is outdated, lazy and dangerous. We refine mechanics, strengthen weak areas, mobilize tight ones, create quality movement patterns and teach work ethic!
Collectively, we’ve been working with athletes for several years! K’s Academy’s cornerstone program, K’s Arm Care, while only recently made available to the youth community, has been developed by Josh Kauten and Satoshi Kajiyama over the last decade! Between the two of them, they’ve used their knowledge and experience to collaborate on the development of this next level throwing program. SInce 2014, we’ve implemented this program with over 220 players. Participants saw an average increase in velocity of 3.3mph per off season for HS players, 4.0mph for JRHS players while only recording 3 surgeries. While a surgery rate of 1.4% is very low, we feel it’s still 3 too many, which is why we vigorously continue our research to improve our knowledge of the human body.