6 Dragons Kung Fu’s Poles training demo

Combat training (intermediate level)

An example of execution of Poles exercise

In this video, we show a practical example of the Poles practice (in the particular case, Master Kongling performs the intermediate version of the exercise against 8 door’s jambs).

This training is one of the fundamental technical exercises of 6 Dragons Kung Fu (read /// Subscribe (it's free!) or Login to see this content ///) and it promotes: spatial intelligence, coordination, precision, quick reasoning, conditioning, flow quality and much more.

A note by Master Kongling – The method of execution demonstrated in the video (speed, moves, level of impact, etc.) is not for beginners but the type of practice is very simple and accessible to everyone.

Notes

  • This is one of the fundamental 6 Dragons Kung Fu practices (read Basic tools: the pole)
  • The first rule is that you cannot stand still
  • The second rule is that you have to maintain your flow without interruptions
  • The third rule is that, in the full-body version, you have to alternate upper and lower limbs but avoid to be repetitive
  • In the beginning, you simply have to touch or lean on the poles
  • Let your body flow: try to be naturally unpredictable
  • Learn when to push, lean, hit, slide…
  • Learn to manage even what you don’t see
  • Imagine to face real opponents
  • Avoid excessive symmetries / repetitions
  • Learn to draw a mental map of the scenario
  • The goal is to improve speed, power and precision… each day
  • Move dynamically, experiment with distances and strokes
  • Concatenate the blows into sequences and use the muscle chain
  • Work on different heights
  • Learn to measure distances instinctively and precisely
  • Combine conditioning, precision and strength dosage
  • Alternate between slow and fast flow but avoid the intermediate one
  • Work on building an unconsciously broken pace

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