If you want to be razor sharp and focused on improving your skills in self defence and martial arts training then you need to implement the following.
I’ve been doing this for most of my life and still do:
Mental and physical conditioning is absolutely essential to your Black Belt mastery (Along with many other actions) and the way to build this is through cardiovascular, strength, power, mobility and flexibility exercises.
Daily routine or at least 3 times per week and ideally as a body and mind wake up.
- Push Ups
- Core Sit Ups
- Static Stretching
- Static Active
- PNF Stretching
Don’t overlook the importance of flexibility training.
I cannot emphasise this enough.
You should be stretching every day to reap the full benefits.
With excellent flexibility comes more relaxed and intuitive speed and power without getting injured.
You will be able to move fast at no risk to yourself.
Your muscles, tendons and mind will be able to focus on the targets and it’s unlikely that you will get strained/torn muscles and tissue.
I’m at the level whereby I have full flexibility available to use immediately.
Those of you that train with me know that I can kick high and I can get into side splits without warming up.
This is because I train the above every day.
Once you have these important foundations incorporated in your training then you can move onto other areas some of which I have covered in previous articles.
Keep going for your goals and push forward with dedication, respect and discipline so that you can be the best you can be.
Til next time.
Keep safe out there.