McGregor releases a video of training with Portal, using what appears to be a plastic baton. In the foreground, fighters train to hit playing cards, another Portal training method.
Portal releases a video of McGregor using the ‘Chaotic Card Drill’ in training with McGregor. McGregor has to hit playing cards that Portal throws towards him.
Using the chaotic trajectory of a flying card to keep [McGregor] sharp, adaptive and responsive to an unexpected situation, with focus on abandoning original prediction and installing a secondary one in a fraction of a second – an ability that often makes the difference between the BEST and just GOOD.
The Mac Life releases a video of a recent training session between McGregor, Portal and Danis.
McGregor talks about his 13-minute training program, inspired by Portal, whose approach borrows elements of martial arts, dance, circus, athletics, somatics, and other disciplines. McGregor says he began studying Portal’s methods on YouTube late in 2013, and eventually reached out so they could work face-to-face.
People are so caught up in routine, doing the same thing over and over. I want to be an expert in many different things…[Working with Portal] I’ve learned new footwork patterns. I’ve learned how to find a lower center of gravity and found more angles to throw shots.”
The Mac Life releases a video of McGregor working on footwork and balance with Portal.