How to train in 6DKF: specific exercises

After seeing the compositional elements of most of the martial trainings we pass to the fundamental categories of exercises in 6 Dragons Kung Fu (with or without weapons, with or without obstacles / variants):

  • The training with the fabric (with variation of object, number, execution conditions, etc.)
  • The training with the hanging moving targets (with change of size, weight, number, type of ropes, target, etc.)
  • Training with the poles (with variation of displacement, targets, etc.)
  • Training with the mirror (similar to the shadow boxing)
  • The 6 Dragons Kung Fu’s forms (deception, soft, hard, ground, etc.)
  • The conditioning (resistance to pain, breath, stiffening of the body, etc.)
  • The contact with the ground (crawling, bending down, somersaults, etc.)
  • The training of special skills (to reach our specific martial goals)

Regarding mind development (and mind in relation to the body) we have instead:

  • Meditation
  • The development of Qi
  • The advanced control of the body
  • The strengthening of the senses
  • The development of the rapid reasoning
  • The study of the fighting techniques
  • The study of mental tactics and deception
  • The study of the strategy of struggle
  • The study of invisibility and stealth techiniques
  • The study of action and reaction under stress
  • The study of anatomy, the mechanical and the human body signals
  • The understanding of the phylosophy behind the 6DKF

The basic weapons (through which it is possible to get close to almost all other, proper or improper) are:

  • The average stick (to simulate spears, etc.)
  • The short stick (to simulate swords, machetes, baseball bats, etc.)
  • The nunchaku (in preparation of the 3 sections stick, etc.)
  • The rope (to simulate the whip, the 9 sections chain, etc.)
  • The very short stick (to simulate knife, kunai, etc.)
  • The tennis ball and chopsticks (to simulate throwing weapons or impact in general)

The most important advanced workouts involve the use of special tools (gradually we will see how to create alternative cheaper versions of them) such as:

  • Punching bag (of various kinds, shape size and weight, even artisanal)
  • Wooden dummy (of various kinds, even artisanal)
  • Rail for traction (even homemade or pre-existing)
  • The grappling dummy (for ground fighting and projections, of various weights)

Last but not list, we see the couple and / or group trainings (highly recommended):

  • Sparring (in pairs or multiple and at different levels of control)
  • Didactical application of techniques (eg. in turn and in a more or less collaborative way)
  • Exercises in combination / cooperation (eg. mutual enlargement of the split)

Of course there are thousands of other exercises (eg. the ones with the rattan circle), weapons (eg. the tonfa) and tools (eg. the skeleton dummy) but however also if they are useful to achieve specific objectives they are infinitely less important than those we have mentioned.

Step by step we will see in depth all the exercises, weapons, training tools (etc.).

Author: Master Kongling

Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.

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