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 Post subject: Conditioning drills
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:05 pm 
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To all: any thoughts o. How to use conditioning drills
To developer explosive power? Share some drills?

Conditioning is a great tool for this! Where else can
You hit a person, not get into trouble and that person says
"Hit me harder"!

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning drills
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:11 pm 
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Real quick on this one Tracy. Prearranged kumites serve as a great conditioning drill when done tight. Arms and legs get a good workout when done this way. I would teach dan kumite for a dan test coming up. However, that is not the way we did it in my regular class. You can quess the way we really did it. ----- Art

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning drills
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:23 pm 
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In my classes I always try to have a "hit stuff" sequence at the end.
Two students hold a heavy bag or pad and everyone else lines up and takes turns hitting things in either line. Having someone hold the pad is great because they can offer feedback on their power increase or decrease. I often take these from Kata. Last night was hammer strikes and palm heel strikes from kanshu. I used a small hand pad for hammer strikes and a breaking board for the palm heel.

Another drill I use is having every student have to knee strike a person holding a shield 7-10 feet across the room to leave at the end of class. They might have to knee the shield 10-30 times to get the big guy holding it to move back to the doorway. It takes them a few less strikes each class :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning drills
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:12 pm 
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From f.channell --------Your bag and pad drills at the end of class sound good. I'm not sure if you are using it as a conditioning drill. Try hitting the heavy bag with the shin. This will add to your leg conditioning part of the class. Watch them as they deliver their strikes. Try to have them fire from the power base of sanchin. It allows you to , once again, stress sanchin in the workout. They end the class with another reference to sanchin. Sounds good.------Happy Trails ------Art

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning drills
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Yes I use the heavy bag on the ground and we drill shin kicks into it. We used that all the time in Van's class.

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning drills
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I would say that for my 12-15 year old students hitting the breaking board both conditions their mind and their hand for hitting. There is clearly something psychological that a young person has to cross through to know they can strike a target when they need to. Once they realize they can hit something hard with their palm or the bottom of the hammer fist it can become a valuable tool if they need it.

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning drills
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Working with 12 -15 year old students could be a good test for any teacher Fred. I taught this age group for thirty years in the public schools. It can be very rewarding, and at the same time very frustrating. I think holding their interest is a large part. Anything you can do to keep their awareness up, and yet strive to teach Uechi Ryu is great. Sounds like you have a good bunch of young people. It does bring a lot of joy to a teacher to see advancement in young students. Keep up the good work. ----happy Trails------Art

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 Post subject: Re: Conditioning drills
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One of the more simple conditioning drills is to overload. This means to strike something much heavier and tougher than the human body. The heavy bag is what I like to use to overload. All dojo's have heavy bags. Line them up on the floor, with someone holding them up. Many see this just as a kicking drill. Actually, this is a great overload drill. It allows you to feel the resistance of the heavy bag. A resistance you will not get with the human body. Conditioning does not always mean to do something that will toughen up your limbs. This gives you conditioning because you are over loading your strikes. Use leg thrusts here. The stomp thrust, shin thrust, front thrust. This bag drill gives you lots of power, when you take it to the human body. I like the good old fashion heavy bag to practice my strikes. There are lots of new things on the martial arts market today. Some of them are pretty good. I'm just old school here. I like to feel the weight ,and resistance, of a 100lb bag. Sometimes the bag is much heavier. It makes hitting the human body much easier. ----Happy Trails -----Art

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