This month’s external focus is General Self-defense and the internal one is The Book (Tarot). So this week there’s more hardcore, targeted self-defense material in store — plus some preparation checking and some esoteric quizzing. But first, here’s a little promo video I put together to promote Cabal Fang martial arts. Dig it.
And now on with the show.
Scramble: Training Involution #102
- Scramble through your purse or pockets. What if you get stranded have to scramble for shelter, warmth, food, or a ride? Do you have a knife or multi-tool, a way to make fire, and enough cash money for a cab or Uber ride? If not, shame on you. Fix that ASAP.
- Scramble for your life. What if you have to fight in a cramped place, like a car, closet or bathroom stall? Get knocked down and have to get up? Have to wrestle? Beginners: Do 25 reps each of: Bodybuilders, Sit-outs, Get-ups and Crunch-n-Punch. Intermediates, you do 33 reps and add Splays/Sprawls. Advanced folks, do the intermediate version plus Drop Duck-Unders.
- “Do you read Tarot?” What if somebody finds out you have a Tarot deck and you have to scramble to answer that question? Last week I tested you on your number symbolism. Now for the suits. Can you name at least one association or correspondence for each suit, such as element (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), Sphere (Matter, Ideals, Drives, Emotions), Quaternary (To Know, To Will, To Dare, To Keep Silent), etc.? No? If not, pull 10 cards and do the number of Push-ups on each face (Pages = 10, Knights = 6, Queens = 3, Kings = 2).