Put a shop rag in your pocket and get to work.
ANIMAL PT (Set timer 10 mins. Gorilla walk to end of room/mat and back, Crab walk to the end and back, Seal walk and back, repeat until timer beeps). UNEVEN DUMBBELLS (4 x 13 of Military Presses and Squats. Add #5 to left side on odd sets, to right on even sets). WEAPON SHADOWFIGHTING (10 mins of all-in shadowboxing — kicks, punches, weapon attacks, etc. — with as much fluidity as possible and as few breaks as possible)
CHAINS (6×10 w/#20 chain of Uneven Push-ups, Squats, Curl’n’Press, Sit-ups);KICKS (Choose 1 kick and do AMAYC in 10 mins); BIKE (15 mins AFAYC)
To use a weapon effectively you must allow yourself to fully bond with it. This process is like the formation of a very dear friendship. Associates influence you as much as you influence them, therefore you you must get to know them well before allowing yourself to become close.
WEAPON MEDITATION: Select one of your primary martial arts weapons to meditate upon.* Set and start a countdown timer for 10 minutes. With weapon either in hand or on your lap, assume your customary meditation posture. Take three deep breaths and relax. Regulate your breathing into a steady and regular rhythm. Meditate on the symbolism, power, purpose and potential of the weapon. Consider it from all angles — the responsibilities involved in owning it, how it appears to others, how it works, its action, lethality, beauty, and so forth. Ask yourself: “Is this a true friend with which I am prepared to become one?”
*I chose to meditate on my everyday carry knife (shown above). Before I sat down I completed the LBRP to clear my head and set the stage for effective meditation.
My martial arts club is hosting…
COMBAT CAMP 2015
SATURDAY JULY 18th 2015 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
West End Manor Civic Association, 8600 Lakefront Drive, Henrico, VA 23294-6100
An entire day of practical self-defense training including:
* Awareness * Prevention * Striking * Wrestling
* Fighting Fitness * Armed & Unarmed Defense
YOUR $50 TICKET INCLUDES AN ENTIRE DAY OF TRAINING, A BOX LUNCH FROM APPLE SPICE JUNCTION, AND A COMBAT CAMP BANDANA!
THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. Wear functional, weather-appropriate clothing that you do not mind getting dirty, wet, or ripped. No equipment required (but bring your own and you won’t have to share).
CAMP LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS AND TICKETS NOT AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE EVENT — ADVANCE SALE ONLY! Get your tickets at:
The Order of Seven Martial Arts Club was formed in 2009 and is officially sanctioned by the Combat Martial Arts Practitioners Association and Cabal Fang Martial Arts. Learn more about the club at ORDER7HILLS.COM.
“Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.” #Exupery #quotes
BIKE: Relax and enjoy the weather. Set timer for 3×10 mins. 1st round warm-up, 2nd at pace, 3rd round AFAYC.
TARGETING DRILL: Mark heavy bag with Xs to represent preferred targets. Punch and kick bag at max power for 7 rounds of 1:00/:30. Count misses (hand/foot does not completely cover the X). When done, do 5 Push-ups for each miss.