Being in great physical and mental condition is a must for all martial artists. This forum is all about conditioning and developing high
levels of mental and physical fitness. The purpose of this forum is to help us all improve our training methods.
I'm continuing to experiment with developing training routines on the heavy bag to practice basic kata applications. In this video, I discuss and demonstrate a possible application for the opening sequence in kata Wankan.
This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at some conceptual drills for developing self defense reactions--one for developing a pre-emptive strike reaction to visual stimuli, and one for developing a defensive reaction to tactile stimuli. These are very simple drills that can be easily expanded to fit your preferred techniques or specific scenarios.
So Ryan Hoover made a series of videos that have shaken some people up pretty good. He gives his opinion on flow drills in FMA, titles vs realistic perceptions, learning efficiency, lineages, and a few other things.
In the kata bunkai forum, I posted a video overview of some shuto uke applications I'm teaching my beginners in preparation for Pinan Shodan. Here are two simple pad drills we are working to develop power and skills integrating the shuto uke into striking combinations. I hope you find these useful.
In the time i've been teaching (amazingly, 10 years I realized recently, pretty cool for having started teaching completely on a lark!), I have noticed that there is a continuum of how different Karateka learn.
This week's Waza Wednesday takes a look at a more modern hojo undo (supplementary training) exercise, using a resistance band, to strengthen the double-handed pulling motion the results in the "stacked hands" or "cup and saucer" hand position in kata.
Now that I have a few years of Jujutsu, I am starting to wonder about taking falls long term. I just turned 40 and I often feel like I should be limiting my number of falls. I weigh about 210, I have decent enough ukemi, but being uke for throws can really wear on me quickly. My preference is to just take a couple falls, then practice entry + imbalance, and leave off the throw, like in Judo uchi komi practice. Not so much question qbout standing randori as that is rarer than just regular practice of throws.
On one of the other threads (regarding wrist locks), Stuart Akers mentioned two methods of getting worked up prior to pressure testing: essentially, eyeballing each other during an aggressive approach and slapping each other.
I think this is an important point in pressure testing techniques and people and was wondering what methods people use to simulate the stress/distress of an actual confrontation or if you think it unnecessary. Looking for how to get that chemical dump, reduced fine motor skills, tunnel vision/hearing...
Hi. I have been a member of an online rowing group within Concept 2 for many years and would like to start my own team. Concept 2 are one of the world's leading erg / rowing machine makers and you will most probably find that most Olympic rowing teams train on this particular units. I have been rowing on one of these machines for many years and have completed over 14 million metres. Within Concept 2 there are many challenges nearly every month whether it is a half marathon, rowing for your valentine, military rows and we have just had the Rowlympics.