Lesson 6 – Basic technical exercises: which and why

What we have to perform and why

The daily technical exercise to be performed in this phase (for a full list read How to train in 6DKF: specific exercises) must be the core of your training, without them you are losing our style focus.

Fabric Cloth Training

The Fabric Cloth Training exercise (read Basic tools: the cloth) is probably the most important exercise of 6 Dragons Kung Fu, it is good to:

Hanging Speedballs

The Hanging Speedballs exercise (read Basic tools: the Hanging Speedball) stay at the base of real combat dynamics and it has been thought for:

  • Develop reflexes
  • Develop spatial memory and intelligence
  • Develop fighting mobility
  • Develop fighting speed
  • Develop penetrating power
  • Develop fighting coordination
  • Develop precision
  • Develop dynamic balance
  • Develop stamina
  • Develop timing
  • Develop abstraction ability
  • Develop offensive automation
  • Lose weight
  • Reach more distant and complex targets
  • Develop the ability to recognize and manage the various fighting distances
  • Adjust the blows already unleashed to the motion of the target

Poles Training

The Poles Training exercise (read Basic tools: the pole) is a good exercise to understand contacts concepts within our style, it can be performed to:

  • Develop spatial memory and intelligence
  • Develop fighting mobility
  • Develop fighting speed
  • Develop resistance conditioning
  • Develop elastic power
  • Develop fighting coordination
  • Develop precision
  • Develop dynamic balance
  • Develop stamina
  • Develop abstraction ability
  • Develop offensive automation
  • Develop defensive / offensive combinations (simultaneous, sequences, etc.)
  • Lose weight
  • Understand the advanced contact concepts of 6 Dragons Kung Fu (read 6DKF’s interactions: from the strong blow to the light touch)
  • Learn the rudiments of combat with multiple opponents (read How to fight with more than one opponent at the same time)

Conditioning

Body conditioning (read Physical conditioning: how it works) is a specific and fundamental work of optimization of each body part to:

  • Develop reflexes
  • Develop resistance
  • Develop speed
  • Develop spatial intelligence
  • Develop various kind of power
  • Develop coordination
  • Develop muscle memory / automation
  • Develop balance
  • Develop stamina
  • Develop flexibility
  • Develop all the senses
  • Obtain an advanced control of your body
  • Obtain an advanced control of your mind
  • Lose weight

Sparring

Sparring (read How to do sparring) is the last step, the one where you have to connect exercises (physical / technical), theory (techniques / concepts) and personal attitude, the objectives can be:

  • Develop reflexes
  • Develop spatial intelligence
  • Develop fighting mobility
  • Develop fighting speed
  • Develop fighting coordination
  • Develop precision
  • Develop dynamic balance
  • Develop stamina
  • Develop timing
  • Develop tactic and strategy
  • Lose weight
  • Control pain and fear
  • Understand, recognize and develop fighting pace
  • Understand the physical exchanges of combat (real attacks, pain, etc.)
  • Understand the psychological exchanges of combat (insecurity, errors, faints, etc.)
  • Understand what works or not and why (specifically for you and in which situation)
  • Learn that only those who do not renounce can be considered invincibles
  • Partially prepare for real self-defense situations

All that is not contemplated in the “primary” exercises (technical and physical) falls instead in the exercises that we have defined as “secondary” (fight techniques, special abilities, etc.) in Lesson 3.2.

In the next chapter, we will talk about one of the most profound and important aspects of Kung Fu: breathing (for power, relaxation, economy of effort, etc.).

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Author: Master Kongling

Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.

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