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The Secret of Strong Muscles in the Martial Arts
And there is a secret.
Before get to it,
let me go over the basic understanding
of how muscles work in the martial arts.
the forms are calisthenics.
The horse stance is a squat,
the front stance is an almost lunge,
and so on.
every time you snap the muscles,
close them violently to a focus,
you are using plyometrics,
plyometrics is contraction and expansion of muscle
designed to increase strength.
And everybody knows
how studying the leverage of muscles,
and using those muscles,
when throwing people around
is fantastic exercise for the body.
After a lifetime of doing forms,
tossing people around,
striking and kicking,
I am in top shape.
I shake my head in dismay
when I see people younger than me,
tottering around on canes,
hauling oxygen bottles.
All that stuff could be avoided.
A little fun in the martial arts every day.
Just playing tag with your fists,
gotcha with kicks,
and a little grab and toss with bodies…
And, it’s not too late!
You can eat right,
and turn your age back.
I promised you a secret.
and it’s good one.
One that I’ve never heard anybody talk about.
you work out hard.
You build your strength,
you push yourself until you can do those techniques
without any problem.
when it isn’t any problem
you stop working so hard.
you start to go backwards.
you use less and less muscles.
The work outs you do won’t be as hard,
but the mental focus is greater,
until you don’t use muscles at all.
Effortless martial arts,
putting somebody down with a finger.
Isn’t that a great ‘death strike?’
Or tossing somebody with a shrug,
everybody stares at you and says,
‘What’d he do?’
And what you do is simple,
you use muscles
until you don’t need muscles.
The fact of the matter is
there are three aspects to the martial arts,
Speed and power diminish with age,
but technique done right,
will never fade.
Good technique uses the muscles less and less,
until you don’t need them.
A weak guy can throw a strong guy.
If a guy was actually to stay weak,
after doing some intense martial arts.
But that’s the secret,
do your techniques,
put awareness into your techniques,
until you don’t need muscle,
you just know the angle,
and your correct body alignment
lets the energy flow.
there’s a lot more to it,
I’ll talk more about this stuff on this blog
In the meantime,
if you’re interested in some very streetwise stuff
that really works the muscles,
lots of good, clean fun,
and exercises that will build muscles
until you reach the stage
where you don’t use muscles,
It’s a weapons course,
very logical and quick to do,
the guy who comes after you on the street
will likely have a weapon.
Might just as well learn how to swing a little quick weight at his head,
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