Friday, May 25, 2012
When attacked on the road there is no guarantee how you will be attacked, with what you will be attacked or by how many people. They could be trained or untrained street fighters so an attack on the street is something which one needs to be preparing and training well for.
We do not go out looking for fights as a matter of fact all our students and even myself are very calm and peaceful people however if someone attacks you violently we do have the right to defend ourselves and hand over the attacker to the Police who can take the necessary action to ensure such violent people are punished.
In the above video 1 student is encircled by 3 students who attack him with 6 bags so as to simulate a real attack. We use the bags so the students feel the impact of a realistic strike without the student being brutally injured with punches and strikes to the face. We train very hard but safety and well being of the students is always considered as our topmost priority.
The idea of this training is to simulate a multiple attack situation. The person in the middle who is being attacked should use his hands and try to punch or elbow the bags as well as try to move out of the ring he is encircled within and try to grapple or push away a person at a time while continuing to strike them. You can train with using the legs also to attack but here we are only using the hands. One of our black belts Shiv has done this training a bit better than others, his part in the video starts at about 3minutes of the video.
Do not try this training on your own. Only do so under the guidance of a trained and well experienced instructor.
Posted by Farzaan Merchant at 11:48 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Training in Martial arts from a place that teaches how martial arts should be is the best thing for a person of any age group, especially for the kids as it develops their body and mind and over a period of years in training the spirit also is developed making a person a much better human being. It is a myth that training in martial arts makes one violent. It makes its practitioners calm and builds their confidence levels. Having dedicated 27 years in martial arts I have not come across even 1 true martial artist who is violent. We train hard and when we spar even best friends or brothers and sisters beat each other up like they are their best enemy but once the bout ends we are back to being best friends and siblings. Martial artists are very peaceful people.
Posted by Farzaan Merchant at 11:31 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The above training video is a combination of some of the traditional Okinawan equipment used to condition the body as well as improve one's power.
All the equipment in the video is made by me (except for the medicine ball and the black Makiwara ) as it is not possible to get them here in India.
Posted by Farzaan Merchant at 9:41 PM
Friday, May 11, 2012
The morning session started with a 5 - 6km jog for the seniors followed by a trek through hilly terrain back to camp. Continued jogging around camp with the smaller kids too. Then they did bunny jump up a fleet a stairs after that jogged to the next fleet of stairs and did duck walk up those stairs. After duck walk they came down another fleet of stairs doing push ups on each step. I think there were about 50 steps in the fleet of stairs on which they did push ups and came down. We continued with a trek up a hill, after reaching the top of the hill we trekked down the other side of the hill into the farms below for another 2km or so and then trekked back to camp from a different route.
Posted by Farzaan Merchant at 10:15 PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. ALL STUDENTS IN THE VIDEO ARE WELL TRAINED. THIS TRAINING IS CONDUCTED UNDER SUPERVISION OF A TRAINED INSTRUCTOR. WRONG TRAINING COULD CAUSE THE JOINTS TO SNAP AND OTHER INJURIES TOO. DO TRAIN IN THIS WORKOUT ONLY UNDER AN INSTRUCTOR WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH LOCKS AND GRAPPLING TRAINING.
Here a student lies down and 4 students lock both his arms and legs at the same time. The training is started slowly, over a period of time they can endure the locks for longer periods of time. This helps a student when he is sparring and his opponent applies a lock to his arm or leg. Since the students endurance to bare the lock has improved he gets more time to try and get out of the lock than just tapping out as soon as the lock is applied.
Posted by Farzaan Merchant at 10:24 PM
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The training session was completed without any food, water or liquid intake for 5 hours.
The 5 hour session started with jogging with 1 tyre on each shoulder followed by obstacle rolling and jogging then they did push ups with a child sitting on their back. Then the kids did rolling and crawling while the seniors did some more jogging. After jogging again the seniors did rolling and crawling with a tyre on their legs. Then they did sit ups followed by basics, push ups and combination of push ups and sit ups. Then they did kicking the tyre with the instep, stomach and thigh conditioning and when they were totally exhausted after so many hours of training under the hot sun they did kumite with each other.
All trained very well.
Posted by Farzaan Merchant at 9:44 AM