Targeting specific muscles and ROM for strength training is still strength training. The muscles don't operate any differently just because you're targeting a smaller subset of them. Also strength training. Specifically that you want strength training that targets the type of actions that you're going to be performing in the sport. No one disagrees with that. But he's still talking about strength training as a different set of activities from technique training. Also strength training as separate from technique training. None of your listed articles state that the best way to train is solely sport repetition. They state that your strength and conditioning program should be tailored to improve muscle development for what you need and that isn't the same as same going into the gym and maxing out any general exercise for hypertrophy. Sport specific training does not mean only doing your sport to build strength. It means building strength for the specific sport that you're in. I linked a study already that demonstrated that experienced punchers use more leg in their technique than inexperienced punchers, who use more upper body. So sport specific training would prioritize increasing leg strength over increasing upper body strength. Technique training is what moves the inexperience puncher from relying on his upper body to his lower body. That improves his punching. Increasing leg strength adds power, increasing upper body strength has fewer benefits. Increasing all 3 means the more power. Increasing all 3 with athletic importance in mind is best of all. Strength training and technique training are 2 completely different but complementary things. I've never run across a martial art that says that strength training is irrelevant. Even the most Mcdojo-ish of Mcdojo's does push ups. That's strength training. The heavy bag is strength training. But just because there are lots of ways to accomplish strength training doesn't mean that they're all equally effective. I had a quote from George Foreman that I didn't include and here's what he said (paraphrased) "The idea that boxers shouldn't strength train must have come from some champion boxer to his competition. I lift weights 40 minutes a session." George Foreman, an all time great fighter, known for his strength, states that the idea of not lifting doesn't make sense to him. Sports teams spend millions of dollars on improving strength and conditioning in their athletes (who are also in technique driven sports) but for some reason, people still think that strength training is something that isn't important. When the people getting paid millions strength train, the rest of us should listen. I cited Foreman, here's an article on MAyweather: Anderson Silva lifted weights. Tyson did calisthentics. The list is endless. At this stage of the game, eeryone who fights for money understands the importance of strength training. They might use different programs but no one is just doing drills and technique training to build strength. The science has already told us to move on.