A Martial workout!!
GREETINGS; I can tell you assuredly (aspholos in Greek, Sssh, It one of my first Greek words) that in today’s world, there is little room for leaving the cave to conquer a wild animal for dinner, unless of course you consider Wal-Mart a bit animalistic... ::LAUGHING:: However, sitting on the couch does me no better than sitting at the office.
After 5 Years of TaeKwonDo, I can tell that the couch is my ENIMY!!!!!! I recently embarked on a new workout regimen, an hour of Karate every morning. Today was day fifteen. The movements of the martial arts in succession are referred to as a "FORM". For each belt level, there is a particular FORM that must be mastered. uh... mastered NOT perfect.
Before beginning any Forms, I always warm up, 50 crunches, 30 leg-lifts (both at same time), 20 push-ups, 20 laps around the room, and one Hundred Jumping jacks. Followed immediately, (after a sip O’ water), by some stretching; lots of stretching. Touch the floor, Chinese splits, touch toes, etc. Now it’s time for some real exercise.
What I have found out is that simply practicing the various forms can be a valuable work out. For those that have done martial arts, you are aware of what I speak about. A Form is not simply walked through but each move is done with enough intensity to be effective in the reality of an actual altercation; which we would just assume walk away from then actually have to become involved in.
For those that have not; if you have good knees, try assuming a horse stance, like you’ve seen in movies. Knees bent as close to a right angle, (like a square). Place your left fist as close to you ribs and back as possible, so you can see your fingernails, and hold your right fist out like you punched something. GREAT!!!
Now when one hand is out the other is next to the ribs. Now put your punching fist next to your ribs and punch with the left fist. This is cross punch. Do it fast and with intensity, back ~n~ forth, right punch left punch, etc. All the punches and blocks can be done from this position. Give it a try.
Don’t forget to make sure you are fit enough for aerobic exercise. Your Doc. will be able to help there, If you have one.
All we can do is praise the Lord for the abilities we have and use them for his Glory. A lot of times I get to man a shovel... Got to keep in shape.
Welcome to my warm-up, that took about 15 minutes. Now it’s time for me to go practice my forms and self defenses.
I’m tired already
Grace and Peace