endurance and conditioning with a heavy bag

There are several angles to consider when you address martial fitness some of which I am better at then others. But when you Are looking at combative arts then you had better take your training serious and not deny the…

exploring bamboo mantis freehand training methods

Training mantis fist involves  partner drills and exercises that are set in pattern, but you should also work from a less scripted perspective from time to time (duh). This is the part of training that everyone wants to jump into….

another day doing what i do

Nothing in life is guaranteed, right? Wrong! It is guaranteed that if you quit then you will never succeed. ♠ In order to gain footing in any martial art we all must learn the value of repeated effort, especially (but…

Just for kicks

Training to kick is just like anything where repetition is the ‘secret’ once again.  Slow is smooth and smooth is strong. Work on maintaining control of your movements so that you do not find yourself in the habit of  ‘pulling’…

a much needed break from social media.

I have decided  that I need to take a few steps  away from the all too popular social media platforms. The madness of the internet is increasingly unhealthy these days–politicks man, it’s all politricks. With the state of union and…

A moment for movement

Movement is something that humans simply take for granted…then they wonder why it’s not there when they try to access it. This can be both frustrating and embarrassing. My advice, let that shit go and get to fixing your structural…

Strength Training : building a foundation.

Strength Training : building a foundation.

TLDR: I have never focused on the bench press or the curl. I will never suggest that my students train on an elliptical machine or most of the other machines common to the local box store gym. In my field…

four master hand techniques

There are numerous individual hand techniques in southern mantis that are differentiated by the angle and shape that the hand uses upon leaving the heart. Even if we were to only look at the 18 Lohan hand skills, many dozens…