Rock and Roll: Martial Arts Training Involution #202

I’m sick of talking about “the ‘rona” (as the kids are calling it these days) but the fact is, as martial artists, it’s going to be a little bit longer before we can train together.  Gotta stay active in the meantime folks — gotta keep movin’.  And I’m here to help you with that.

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And now, back to your regularly scheduled program already in progress…

Rock and Roll: Martial Arts Training Involution #202

  • Warm-up thoroughly for at at least 8 minutes. I generally do 8 minutes of MBF or either 2-3 minutes each of (a) jumping rope (b) light calisthenics and (c) shadowboxing, forms, or light heavy bag work.
  • Forms.  Set a timer for 15 minutes and perform every form you know.  If it takes less than 15 mins, repeat the ones you know until the timer beeps.  If you don’t do forms in the traditional sense, do flow drills, technique chains, and/or combos.
  • A modified constitutional.  In Cabal Fang we create a new constitutional every month and we complete it twice a week.  That can get a little boring when you’re training alone.  Thank goodness nobody ever said we have do them the same way every time!  Jazz up this month’s constitutional by spreading out the Sprints and throwing in some vaults and rolls.  Here’s how.  Find yourself an obstacle — a fence to vault, a park bench to run along, etc. and get started as follows:

Lunges(50)
4 x 10 yard Sprints with 1 Vault or Roll midway through each
Push-ups(50)
4 x 10 yard Sprints with 1 Vault or Roll midway through each
Get-ups(25)
4 x 10 yard Sprints with 1 Vault or Roll midway through each
Crunches 3-Way (25)
4 x 10 yard Sprints with 1 Vault or Roll midway through each
Prisoner Squats (50)
4 x 10 yard Sprints with 1 Vault or Roll midway through each
Wall Touches (100)
4 x 10 yard Sprints with 1 Vault or Roll midway through each
Sprints (25)
4 x 10 yard Sprints with 1 Vault or Roll midway through each

  • Contemplation.  Cool down for about 3 minutes, then set a timer for 10 minutes.  Have a seat in your posture of choice and regulate your breathing.  Leave your eyes open, and do not fidget, wiggle or scratch.  Now think about exactly nothing.  Clear your mind as completely as you can and allow yourself to stop thinking in words while maintaining total awareness of your surroundings. 

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