Training Methods

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.

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Technique development

 In this clip we focus on developing the throw Uki Goshi.  We start by working on the technique in an allowing environment (i.e. our partner lets us throw him) and work up to including the technique in general sparring.  This throw is extracted as a bunkai from the kata Sanchin.

Kind regards

Les

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Simple Kihon Pad Drill

Hello,

I'm working my beginners up to stringing kihon together in simple combative combinations. Here's a basic pad drill we've worked this week, and we've had a great time practicing it. Head butt, knee strikes, elbow strikes, and front kick. Enjoy!

Best,

David

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Training Self-Defense Combat in a Car, Train or Airplane

Some ideas on how to develop physical self-defense skills in highly restrictive circustances, such as when you are seated in a car, train or airplane.

The video demonstrates the ideas with combatants seated next to each other. It is important to train other positions as well, e.g., one person standing, while you are seated (in the car, or in a subway), being attached by people seated in a row behind you (e.g., in a train, airplane, or car), etc.

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Training Medley Video

I recently put together a short video to try and give an 'as is' picture of what my fellow instructors and I are getting up to in our regular classes. We've not shot the footage specially for it, so it's a collection of what I have to hand. I hope you like it. Feedback as to whether it looks too easy, too violent, too child-centric, too male centric, too messy etc welcome!

All the best

John

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Leszek.B's picture

Neck strengthening

Hi All

Do you do neck strengthening? I was introduced to this rutine by my wrestling coach. Strong neck is a great asset in martial arts, there are opinions that this type of training is questionable and too dangerous. I have found that this type of training helpful, with neck pain and thorasic spine problems after my injury. I know many Polish wrestlers who do this workout and most of them have no problems with the neck.  

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Training to Hit Hard -- suggested Progression

Being able to hit hard in an essential practical karate skill. Good striking power is imperative for both (physical) self-defense and for combative sports.

Here is a suggested 4-step impact training program for learning to hit hard:

See this article for more detailed instruction on the 4-step impact training program for power generation / hard hitting.

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Hip Engagement Drill

Hello, everyone!

Normally, our Waza Wednesday videos are focused on kata applications and fighting methods, but we also occasionally show training exercises, and we recently recieved a request to show some hip engagement drills. With that in mind, this week's video shows one of the exercises we use in our dojo to help students get a feel for using their hips, by making it easier for them to see when they are doing it using a staff

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Exponential Kata and Bunkai Count

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Impact Training Bunkai for Opening Sequence of Wankan

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.

Best,

David 

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Restricted & Pre Emptive striking

Hi all

I thought I'd share this quick clip which looks at pre emptively striking with a bit of restriction.

Restricting in this way is a great way to get  the individual focusing more on the body mechanics of impact, rather than an exaggerated arm motion

I hope you enjoy it.

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