Thursday, January 31, 2013

Workout with tyres - Camp Dec 2012.

The above video is about a training session using tyres to train with. Tyres are a wonderful unorthodox training equipment. There are so many varying workouts that can be planned with them. Here we have just shown  a few ways that one can train with tyres. Such workouts are very good to build functional strength, speed and endurance. 

We train very hard but we train wisely and are well experienced in various training procedures. Please do not watch a video and try any training routine on your own. It could lead to severe injury. Always train under the supervision of an instructor who is qualified and experienced in any form of training. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Morning Session at Camp on 27th Dec 2012.

The above video is of one of the day training sessions from camp. At the Jukaado Camps we train for a minimum 4 sessions per day. Each session would be about 2 - 3 hours at a stretch. The day session is the 2nd session of a day full of strenuous training.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Log cutting after a 2 hour jog

The above video is of a log cutting session of about 1 hour that we did after completing a 2 hour jog. This is how we train at Jukaado. Pushing the limits of physical and mental ability beyond the normal. We had started jogging at about 5:30am and had returned back by 7:30am. The jog was out in the wilderness with some part of it along the road, some of it along trails and a bit of hiking with sets of sit ups and burpees too. After a good jog of 2 hours to come back and start chopping logs of wood for 1 hour without drinking even a sip of water this is the way one should train. Such training will build your endurance and stamina to new phenomenal heights. It may seem harsh to those who do not train this way but once you start training at Jukaado you get used to such training routines and the body begins to enjoy such challenges. Chopping dried hard wood is not easy. It takes a lot of strength and hard work. To be able to do so after having your complete energy sapped by a good jog is what you can call mind over body.  It was a fun workout which all enjoyed. It was not something I had planned for so am sure it took the students by surprise. We were returning from the jog and I happened to see an axe and some big logs. That was enough to give me the idea for a testing workout. I think we chopped 5 medium sized logs and used the chopped logs as weights to carry and trek during the 12 hour nonstop training session to follow that night. So in a way just seeing an axe resulted in enhancing 2 workout sessions. 

At Jukaado we ensure to keep our training multidimensional and wholistic. So we push our training routines to the extent where the body and mind can not be stretched anymore. After a few days we push ahead from the place we had stopped last time gradually building and improving our fitness levels.

Do not try such workout routines without consulting your doctor and always train under the supervision and guidance of an experienced and qualified instructor.  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Self Defense Training For Women Staff of Taj Falaknuma Palace

                                         The Taj Falaknuma Palace.

Jukaado conducted a self defense training workshop for the women staff of Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel. It was nice to see women ready to learn to defend themselves. They were eager to learn and some were over zealous but they were all having fun while they were learning and that is what matters. 

Learning how to strike with the elbow.

                                     Practicing and striking with their elbow. 

They received training in the simplest ways of counter attack with using the least amount of force or power. The focus was to teach them specific techniques using joint manipulation so that they could counter and defend themselves very easily. Emphasis was also given on improving their reflexes and to always block their body especially the face. They were taught a number of vital strikes like the elbow to the face etc which could be very helpful in close quarter defense situation.

                               Proper stance and blocking pattern.

                                Defending a sudden attack to the head.
    Striking the elbow while maintaining the other hand up to block.

So many people who provide self defense workshops expect the participants to be dressed only in track pants and a t-shirt. However we prefer to have the participants in whatever clothes they have to wear at work as in a real life situation that is what they would be wearing while they head to or back from work. So they should be comfortable in defending themselves in those clothes itself.

               Participants practicing different variations of arm locks.

               Practicing how to arm lock a slap to the face.

                  Striking the knee to the ribcage.

The participants were taught how to counter numerous forms of holds, grabs, hair pull, knife strike and various other forms of attacks. We hope that all the participants continue to practice and improve in their skill in self defense. Those who have any doubts or would like to continue their training further can always contact us and train at our class.

We also warned them of the wrong knowledge that some instructors with no realistic tactical or unarmed combat training go about teaching as self defense. For e.g.- Using a Chunni / dupatta as a weapon to choke the attacker. Well it is a good idea but realistically it will make the lady an easier target. If the attacker is a male and if the lady tries to choke the heavier male he could easily pull the lady as the lady is herself putting her hand forward wrapped in a long cloth like the dupatta. Yes if one has trained in martial arts for a few years and practices to use the Dupatta as a weapon it could be useful. However when you are training women in self defense within a short period of time to teach something like this is very wrong.

I hope that people who are looking to train do find an instructor or class that trains in unarmed combat for only then will they learn realistic and practical self defense.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ground Work Practice at Camp - Dec 2012

A fight in a real life situation can swing in any direction. You could also end up on the ground and have to defend yourself. With this in mind it is equally important to train in ground work just like you would train in standing and fighting.  We do not encourage or suggest students or viewers to go out and fight, this is only for the purpose of training. One should avoid fighting at all times and only use their skill if it is a question of serious bodily harm. 

The above video is a practice session of ground work at the camp. There are two different techniques being practiced. One being the arm lock and the other being a neck choke.