In a previous post I mentioned “Instructional Alignment” is a fancy way of saying that TacArnis uses the same concepts to instruct that students will apply as tactics. This goes for our conditioning/fitness component as well. The conceptual lesson of “FLOW” is challenged when we combining conditioning exercises with TacArnis strikes/drills – creating ‘gut check’ experience. As a drill “FLOW” is a basic drill in FMA to teach the more important idea of “FLOW” as a state of mind – KEEP GOING! Even when you are tired, stressed, scared or injured. KEEP GOING! Taking concepts out of the physical drills and recognizing them as Concepts/Ideas means remember that they can be applied in other ways – and that is the bigger lesson.
I know I’ll catch flak from FMA/Martial arts purists out there, but the goal of TacArnis is not to teach “FMA” as “FMA.” It is to USE “FMA” and other martial skills (and ‘non martial art skills’) in order to “Train Smart” for self defense success. The concept of “FLOW” as a state of mind is as important (if not more so) than mastering a drill that is meant as a primer for basic physical skills.
Burpees (0:08 to 0:29): I have to confess that I have a love/hate relationship with the Burpee exercise, but it’s like one of the best whole body exercises you can do, so I do it. For this workout we did the following:
1o burpees w/4 punch combo (Jab/Cross, hook/hook) Tom punching
1o burpees w/4 punch combo (Jab/Cross, hook/hook) Paul punching
10 burpees w/single and double siniwali
1o burpees w/bob and weave defense and 4 punch combo (Jab/Cross, hook/hook) Tom punching
1o burpees w/bob and weave defense and 4 punch combo (Jab/Cross, hook/hook) Paul punching
Total 50 burpees per person.
NOTE: You can give the ‘focus mitt guy/gal’ a longer rest by having them not burpee if needed BUT it will add time to the overall goal of 50 burpees (or whatever total number you are shooting for).
Body weight (0:30 to 0:36):
10 body weight/partner squat lifts combined with bob and weave defensive movement Tom lifts
10 body weight/partner squat lifts combined with bob and weave defensive movement Paul lifts
Bands (0:37 to 0:39): SOLO
2 x :60 intervals continuous motion w/the band wrapped around your chest or waist to ‘punch it out’ – Tom
2 x :60 interval continuous motion w/band wrapped around your chest or waist to ‘punch it out’ – Paul
Bands (0:40 to 0:52)
2 x :30 intervals continuous motion with partner hold (use the stick to save your hands) stick and empty hand – Tom
2 x :30 intervals continuous motion with partner hold (use the stick to save your hands) stick and empty hand – Paul
Thanks to Tom, Dale, Sabrina, Dianna, Rick, Tony, and Alex of another fun one.
Footwork vs. “Stance”
Tactical Arnis is a high mobility system
Controlling your movement while disrupting the bad guy’s
Intro to the T.A.W.G. footwork patterns.
The difference between training ‘footwork’ and training ‘stance’ is difficult to grasp for some, but the great thing was to watch Sabrina and Dianna (very new students) working through the confusion. It was just as interesting to watch some of the more experienced students making connections and sharing their lightbulb moments.
The earthquake/tsunami distaster in Japan and China was the inspiration for this post.
I found different sources that may be loaded with good info, but I wanted to share a source that has good information and is a good link for other information as well. When it comes to internet research/sources, I’m a ‘multi-tasking tool’ guy. I like things that can be used in a variety of ways – like a virtual multi-plier.
A video overview of a graduate thesis project for Full Sail University’s Educational Media Design and Technology M.S. program. Exploring the use of games as a way to practice tactical problem solving skills – creating a hybrid online/workout learning platform.
Thanks to Tom, Toni, Rick, Sabrina, and Alex for making the flagship workout a great time! Training objectives/outcomes: Highlight “push/pull’ movements (Wedge, Double blades, strikes, 4 count block check counter, De Cadena, Single Hand Shirt grab defense) Learn to consciously … Continue reading →