Thursday, February 28, 2008 - New Site

Just one of the many treats on the website is videos of the masters performing some great techniques. Here's just one - Master Jang doing a dizzying set of jumping spinning roundhouse kicks, with a jumping spinning hook kick at the end.

Did he take motion sickness pills beforehand? We may never know.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Roundhouse Kick Demonstration Video

You may already know it, but it is the foundation kick...

New Resource, Big Kick

My school just launched its site - and frankly, since my company helped to get it out there, I think it's a pretty good resource, and will keep getting better day by day!

Check it out - here!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Interesting Training Regimen

I'm not sure of the name of the publisher (other than Greg), but he's got an interesting training regimen posted here. Breaks down his 8-week cycle of preparing for a bout.

Looks as if he competed at a high level, so it's worth giving a run through - looks like a good, tough old workout!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Roundhouse Until You Die!

I learned an interesting drill the other day, which involved me collapsing on the mat afterwards in sheer exhaustion. Obviously, it's a good drill!

The drill is a cycle of roundhouse kicks to a heavy bag. Details:
1. At a heavy bag, begin by quickly repeating a roundhouse kick 10 times with one leg, not standing in place, but "bouncing" as you would while sparring,
2. Switch legs and repeat immediately,
3. Switch legs and execute a low roundhouse and a high roundhouse with the first leg - with two kicks counting as one. Repeat 10 times,
4. Switch legs and repeat immediately,
5. Switch legs and execute a roundhouse, alternating legs this time. Complete 30 roundhouse kicks this way.
6. Stop. Take a one minute break - return to step one. After three sets, stop.

This drill may seem easy, but it will improve your stamina and your roundhouse kick! In a bout, roundhouse kicks will make up 80% of your techniques probably, so this practice will really prepare you for sparring.

Make sure to stretch before and after this drill (and be sure you are warmed up).