It has been a full month since we started our basic speed training. For all the students that kept at it and made every class, Great Job!
I have seen results in most of the participants. It is great when we get visible results so quickly.
Next month we will be working on accuracy. We will be focusing on doing exercises and techniques 100% correctly. I find the workouts to be a bit harder than speed training. The reason is that you have to hold positions longer and you’re working your body in a completely different way. It is not as aerobic but great for toning and posture.
February is a great time to get back into or start your training. The classes will be very focused on proper technique and execution of martial arts movements.
Train Often, Train Hard, Train Smart
We have a little time left in the month to complete our speed training. It can be frustrating for some of us that like the technique and the accuracy. But speed is an important component of the art and needs to be understood and practiced.
We will clean up all the bad habits in February when we start on accuracy.
During speed training someone asked how fast they should go, or how sloppy they should allow themselves to be. You should be doing the movement in as much detail as you can get away with but you should be thinking of the move as a whole and not the parts that make up the whole. Don’t lose the purpose of the technique for a speed. Make the technique faster not worse.
You should be putting some pressure on yourself to go faster, but not so much that you are having a nervous breakdown.
Speed is just one part of the martial arts and should come after you have the technique down. Don’t sacrifice good technique for speed.