The second installment of the Internal Exercise Set based on Master Haywards Twin Cities warm ups. This portion of the Set mainly involves stretching the neck, shoulders, arms and back.Lesson 1: Do these exercises daily!with proprioceptive awareness and proper alignmentwith 100 percent concentration on observing and adjustingand a relaxed muscular effortcelebrate when ever thing moves effortlessly and pain free!
Yep! I’ve thrown a few hours at the Studio Blog this morning….having tons of trouble’s uploading another video clip of the ‘internal warm ups’ I shot yesterday morning. So…..I’m going to go practice now!!
I’ll try again later….thanks for tuning in and thanks for your patience.
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One of the most important factors to aging gracefully is avoiding the onset of common medical conditions. From heart disease and stroke to Alzheimer’s disease to hearing and memory loss, sidestepping these conditions can add years to your life and life to your years. It’s important to know the steps you can take to prevent these conditions and other common threats to your good health.
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Eventually, your daily practice will become a daily routine just like brushing your teeth and bathing. With personal hygiene, one learns to adjust around injuries and illness.
Studetns LS and SG practice the second Self-Defense Technique, The Lever. Lesson 1:This is an medium escalated version of the leverdefending against single lapel grab with a straight arm. There is a de-escalated version with no counter attack and a more escalated version with multiple counters ending in a take down or throwLesson 2:In a potential Self-Defense situationasses the amount of force you need to defend yourself with the use of force continuum in mind. It’s always better to avoid physical conflict whenever possible and to use the least amount of force necessary to subdue the attacker to allow you enough time to escape.
Sifu and JRRMAS staff member LS practice the Modern Arnis counter the counter, slap off and re-grab drillLesson 1:The attacker (LS) strikes with one of the 12 angles of attack, Sifu block, checks and counters the original attack,The attacker stops the counter with their ‘live hand’,either on the inside or the outside of the fore arm (Sifu’s)Then Sifu will either’slap off’ then….. re-counter from the same side or’re-grab’ then….. re-counter from the same side Lesson 2:A central theme in Modern Arnis is to ‘Counter the Counter’: ‘Tapi Tapi’…..infinitely….until you steal their time and achieve a superior body position, Until you find or create the opening allowing you to successfully Counter their Counter!Lesson 3:This is an excellent drill for skill acquisition!
Students LS and SG practice Crash of the Eagle, a defense against a rear shoulder grab or push. This is first required self-defense technique for rank in the American Karate-Do system in it’s medium ‘escalated’ form with a single back fist/hammer fist counter attack. It’s more escalated form would have multiple counter attacks ending in a take down or throw.Lesson 1:In Crash of the Eagles ‘de-escalated’ form students first learn to step forward, turn quickly to face the attacker and with a descending elbow, break the hold (or regain balance from a push), then, withought countering, but with awareness, simply ……step away from the attacker with your hands up in front of your face, palms out, fingers spread, projecting a peaceful (but secretively defensive) hand position then to look for a means of escape……….then……ESCAPE!Lesson 2:The sole purpose of self-defense is to ESCAPE!
This is the first two exercises at beginning of what I’m calling the “Internal Exercise Set”.It’s a set that I’ve based on Master Haywards Warm Up Exercises with a few additions and variations.