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1 hour training session sample 3 - Article image

1 hour training session sample 3

An example of a novice daily session of 6DKF (1 hour, individual, without specific tools / exercises):
  • 5 minutes of slapping to the body (auto-inflicted, no vulnerables parts)
  • 5 minutes of running (forward and backward direction)
  • 5 minutes of free and fast punches combinations
  • 5 minutes of free and fast kicks combinations
  • 5 minutes of free and fast kicks / punches combinations
  • 5 minutes of free and fast rotations with the rope (moving)
  • 5 minutes of hard hitting of a tree with 2 Kali sticks
  • 5 minutes of fallings and rollings (walking)
  • 5 minutes of throwing rocks against a wall (with a specific target)
  • 5 minutes of 360 body jumping rotations (on the Y axis)
  • 5 minutes of vertical throw and soft recovering of a bottle of water (bending each time the knees to the ground)
  • 5 minutes of abdominals
This is a good training for who is starting to know the 6DKF, it is not dangerous and it does require a medium effort. Even this time we have not included too specific tools, only specific exercises (throwing, etc.).
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Who is Master Kongling? - Article image

Who is Master Kongling?

After so many articles, I think it's time to introduce myself: my martial name is Kongling, I do not like to talk about myself but I want to:
  • Give you an idea, as informally as possible, of who I am and of what was my path
  • Show you my mistakes, so that you can immediately benefit from them
I practiced martial arts since childhood and I had my first approach with Karate. During those years, my father died and this discipline had the merit to maintain a connection between me and the world; he gave me the awareness of not being different from the others.

From my first experience I've basically received 3 things:
  • A first martial setting (imparted in a very severe way)
  • A partial liberation from my fears (linked to bullying, insecurity, nightmares, etc.)
After some years, during my teens, I had the occasion to practice (very intensively) Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, that, though young and inexperienced, first opened my eyes to the limits and the advantages of the various martial arts.

I've understood at my expense that technique is useless without constant determination and practice but, even more, I focused on the fact that:
  • There is no perfect martial art, adhering to our personality, each one has some benefits to be exalted and limits to which find a remedy
  • Without fighting you will not learn to fight (I tried what it means to be overwhelmed by opponents better than me, to go back home walking with a single leg)
To the JKD followed a consolidation phase of what I learned, accompanied by regular daily workouts: an exaggerate and unreflective search of muscular conditioning in relation to speed, strength and power.

This period brought to light my biggest limits:
  • I was too sore to train me without a precise martial direction (I had more and more injuries and wasted a lot of time)
  • My physical fitness improved, the technique was stabilized but my mind remained confined to a state of pure violence
The increasing effectiveness in the fight did not match the right mental growth. I remember that during a quarrel with my brother, I broke down (without realizing it) his room door with a punch.

My temperament became more aggressive day by day, so after a number of situations of loss of control, I decided (reluctantly) to abandon the martial practice.

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Practical examples of emotion control - Article image

Practical examples of emotion control

Rationality and instinct can and must work together to help us achieve our goals in combat, in training and especially in our everyday lives.

To fully understand what it means to subdue emotions to our purposes, however, we need to go more into practice by exposing active / passive examples of emotional development.

We start with some natural and consequential behaviors (but totally damaging and counterproductive):
  • We are locked by a lever of the opponent and we react developing fear (a fighter who is afraid is a wrestler defeated, our moves become insecure, we only try to limit damages, we are lost)
  • The adversary broke our teeth, we feel pain / desire to rival so we are hangry (we forget every tactic, our attacks become predictable, energy-consuming, our chances to prevail drastically decrease)
  • Our body is cooling because of the stiffness of the climate, so let our mental state shift to sadness (we risk freezing, our arts cool down, the movements become less energetic)
  • We are not able to perform a training exercise in the correct way and we are unconsciously depressed (the quality of our actions worsens, the concentration goes away, we are tempted to quit)
  • ...
Let's see now some positive and active examples:
  • We have desires / behaviors that go against what we think right, so we give them the role of subject of rational fear and we free ourselves (irrational fears are not to be used, we must free from them, more about this later)
  • The climate is very hot, "we set" our mind on depression (our body automatically cools and stops burning unnecessary calories)
  • We've finished fighting energy and we're succumbing, we draw strength from anger (body gets warm, we recover strength for the last set of attacks, every movement will include the muscle chain, we have one last chance)
  • Our workout is poor, we are not giving good performance, we start then to bring power from hatred (the excessive relaxation disappears, the body returns to the right tension, the mind back focuses on the target, etc.)
  • ...
To effectively apply each of the applications described above, we must first learn the most difficult thing, recognize and control our emotional iterations, plus:
  • Do not forget to use only mental structures that we can release immediately and that do not leave negative traces of any kind
  • Remember to force the immediate abandonment of the service-emotion (primarily not to make it become chronic and secondly not to limit its effectiveness over time through its abuse)
  • Always play attention to do not sum / mix similar emotions (abandoning quickly what is not unique, clear and well defined is much more difficult)
  • Understand that controlling our mind is possible but very difficult, especially in a stress scenario
Also if it may seem incredible, these are just some of the things that an advanced psyche control can make us do. In the next articles in this series we will see some specific exercises to actively and practically control the changes from a neutral mental state to others positive / negative (a process that is far from easy).
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How to use emotions in workout and combat - Article image

How to use emotions in workout and combat

As we have seen, in 6DKF we stress at the same time the importance of abstraction (see the article "Concentration and...
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Meditation method 4 - Article image

Meditation method 4

The fourth type of meditation we show (partially from Qi Gong) is much more advanced than the previous one and serves to regain...
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Chin Na: basic exercises - Article image

Chin Na: basic exercises

In order to effectively learn and use Chin Na's techniques, it is essential to fortify our body and refine the control we have...
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Concentration and abstraction in combat - Article image

Concentration and abstraction in combat

Resuming the talk of abstraction in combat, we want now to define, in relation to the practice of fighting, what does it mean...
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Concentration: reason and instinct - Article image

Concentration: reason and instinct

During any type of combat (real, sporty, etc.) the most important thing is to keep a constant concentration. Our mind must at...
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Body Conditioning: the slapping - Article image

Body Conditioning: the slapping

One of the first and simplest body conditioning exercises for the impacts is that of slapping; this practice is indicated (with...
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Practical applications of the Dragon Motion - Article image

Practical applications of the Dragon Motion

So far we have analyzed the Dragon Motion mainly in terms of body conditioning, in this discussion we want to start talking...
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Sparring type 4: multiple opponents - Article image

Sparring type 4: multiple opponents

The fourth type of sparring we are studying serves to familiarize ourselves with the idea (extreme but unfortunately common in...
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Chin Na: the basics - Article image

Chin Na: the basics

Some premises before we start: - The Chin Na are not a substitute for other fighting techniques (knees, etc.) but rather a...
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Conditioning check for flexibility - Article image

Conditioning check for flexibility

A good conditioning for flexibility requires long times, constancy, commitment and remarkable patience, for this reason, many...
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Exercises with the sand pot - Article image

Exercises with the sand pot

Reconnecting to the article "Earth movements: the sand whirls exercise" (and all the others related with the sandbox training)...
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Conditioning check for the impact - Article image

Conditioning check for the impact

The conditioning tests that we are going to expose are always and in any case related to specific goals (combat, breaks, etc.)....
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