What you have to perform and why
In this lesson we want to:
- Summarise the daily exercises to be performed in this phase (read How to train in 6DKF: basic exercises)
- See what goals we want to reach practicing these exercises
- Understand what focus our attention on (read Physical performance in martial arts)
- See practical examples of the categories of exercises described in Lesson 2.3
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Jumping and running exercises
- Develop the premises to learn fighting mobility
- Prepare the body to develop speed
- Prepare the body to develop power
- Develop basic coordination
- Lay the foundations to develop the muscle chain (read Use the body power: the muscle chain)
- Prepare the body to develop dynamic balance (read The concept of Dynamic Equilibrium)
- Develop stamina
- Develop timing
- Lose weight (if necessary)
- Start to prepare the body to become able to withstand fallings and big jumps
- Have a solid base for obstacle paths
- Have a solid base for circuit training
- Put the bases for the development of spatial intelligence (read The most important skill in combat)
- Warm-up (read How to correctly perform warm-up)
Abs, ground crawling and push-ups exercises
Crawl on the ground exercises listed in 5 ground crawling exercises ideal for beginners / warm-up, push-ups exercises listed in 5 push-up exercises ideal for beginners / warm-up, abs exercises like the ones described in Exercise 1 for the abs to develop the muscle chain and in Exercise 2 for the abs to develop the muscle chain are ideal to:
- Develop coordination
- Develop the muscle chain
- Develop ground mobility
- Learn how to move when you are partially injuries
- Create a base for acrobatic abilities (even if they are not mandatory)
- Create a base for body conditioning
- Create a base for pushing skills
- Create a base for the execution of stealth techniques
Stretching and regeneration exercises
Stretching exercises like the ones previously mentioned in Basic soft stretching and regeneration exercises listed in 5 regeneration practices to recover after training are structured to:
- Improve resistance (eg. when you suffer a lever)
- Improve flexibility to allow you to hit targets otherwise impossible to reach
- Allow you to fight in the best possible way even when you do not have time to stretch (read also Conditioning check for flexibility)
- Prevent injuries (strains, sprains, etc.)
- Eliminate every passive body resistance (to express your maximum power and speed)
- Gain access to advanced body control
- Prepare the body for the next day of training
- Prevent pain and stiffness
- Let you recover the effort of training even on the mental side (eg. after sparring)
- Reactivate blood circulation (eg. after a trauma)
In the next lesson we will see more in depth the basic technical exercises (the ones directly related to the martial practice).
- Physical conditioning: how it works – An explanation of why martial arts (and fighting sports) need a conditioned body and not only the technical knowledge
- The 6 dragons of 6DKF – An epic explanation of what 6 Dragons Kung Fu teaches and the goals that a practitioner must attain
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