Posts Tagged ‘tricks’

h1

Fighting/Sparring part 1

October 28, 2008

so I’ve been training for the nationals and I just thought I’d drop some sparring tips for those martial artists who’re looking to improve their skillz. (as a note: this is generally for kickers in tournament fights. For you peeps who like to punch, I’ll do a post on that soon)

So first, I’ll discuss your stance. The stance I use is your basic back-stance: feet apart facing forward with one foot behind the other. Your back should be straight and the hands up mid level, with one slightly raised to protect your head (fists can be open or closed depending on your preference). The hands are especially important! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten hit because I let my hands drop. So keep them UP!!

okay, next off: attacks. I’ll start by saying that variety is key. Sure, you can defeat an opponent with the basic kicks: round-house, front, side, and back kicks. But that’s no fun. So I suggest kicking off a fight with the basics, then pumpin’ it up with some spinning stuff, and head shots. Something I’ve noticed is that when people get tired, they have a tendency to use only one attack (it’s generally an ax-kick or roundhouse) throughout their entire match. I’ve seen this happen many times; it’s really pathetic to watch and easy to counter. DON’T DO IT!

Some people have asked me: “How do you get conditioned for a fight?”. Well, here are some ideas. Since you need to be throwing kicks almost continually for about 1 1/2 minutes(give/take), you’ll need endurance. Without it you are dead. Seriously, endurance is one of the key abillities a martial artist needs. You need it in sparring, for forms, and some other things but mainly the first two.

So anyways, here’s a couple of things you can do. Two minute drills (you’ll need someone to time you on this, or have an analog clock handy): It’s pretty basic, you take three exercizes (i use push-ups, sprints, and that kind of stuff) and do each for 10 (I do 20) seconds. You continue this for two minutes, every two min is a set. Do two or three sets. You can also increase the time to three minutes if you feel that my time is too short.

The other drill you can do requires a bag; your average puncing bag will do. You’ll also need a timer. So to start off, you have your timer set for thirty sec. , and proceed to throw any kick you want against the bag. You then increase the time to 40 or 45 sec. Then to 50, then one minute. After each round you’ll want to rest for an equal amount of time. After your last round you’ll probably be winded and/or sore so take a rest. This does several things for you 1) you can work on your kick cambinations, 2) it helps your wind 3) It’s a realy good workout.

-Beveld

h1

Yakri& friends first video

July 9, 2008


Yay, we finally made a video, and I’ll tell you, it was one major pain in the ass to edit this, fing quicktime video format….

Yakri~

h1

Epic fail at making Loopkicks dvd vlog review

May 25, 2008

So i tried to make a short video review of the loopkicks dvd, and i did ok, only one problem, not one of my three video editors can combine the multiple clips i used into one single clip.
Adobe After Effects: No sound, and keeps crashing.
Sony Vagas: Also no sound
Windows movie maker: can’t even read the file type.

And i can’t do it all in one recording and upload it without editing because my video camera doesn’t have a memory card yet, so it can record an awesome 1min 47sec of low quality video.

So I’m going to get it done after my video card gets here, which should be within the next week.

h1

Loop kicks video

April 28, 2008

Well i was watching this

Loop kicks video today, and i started a typical train of thought “i wish i could be that good!” HOLD IT. exactly, i CAN, theres nothing stopping me is there? now i know what your thinking. (No i don’t actually) “Ha! those guys have been doing martial arts since they were like 9 years old or something! And they have been doing tricking for almost as long, its impossible.” Well if they have been training for so long, and your so far behind, then I GUESS YOU BETTER GET TRAINING THEN HUH?

Really though, not all the good trickers started training at 9 years old.

Name: Guillermo ”KJER”

Age: 24

Started Martial Arts: 15

Started Tricking: 19

this taken from http://www.loopkicks-dvd.com/popup17.htm

Alright, so i only have one example, but anyway, back on topic before i completely derail my own post.

I realized that I’m only 16, and I’ve never suffered any serious injury’s nor do i have any psychical ailments that could prevent me from tricking or weight lifting. There is no reason to believe that, with determination and hard training, and just a little luck, i can’t become just as good as them. In tricking, you yourself are your nemesis, eternally attempting to thwart your efforts to better yourself, and at the same, presenting and unreachable challenge. But it doesn’t matter that you can’t ever beat yourself for good, since all the fun is in trying.

My point is, for most of us trickers, we are the only thing holding ourselves back, there is nothing else stopping us.

Since i read somewhere its best to end with a quote, all through this out there.

“Do or do not… there is no try.” – some sock puppet.