Wow. This kid is great!


Great video story about sambo on the NY Times site. Includes some good training footage and brief interviews with coaches.

Nice video I saw on Combat Sports Conditioning. I’m more likely to watch it again if I re-embed here.

I’m too lazy and frugal to go buy kettlebells, though. I may try a few of these exercises with dumbbells if I feel like it. I like the hip heist sweep. More judo throw-ish. I don’t like that kuzushi. Too much energy expenditure. My senseis will sometimes barely move in randori then suddenly I’m gone. That is my goal. My more ambitious goal is to out-stillness-in-motion them, borrowing the least amount of energy possible for kuzushi. I’m a kajillion light years away from that. I’ll put these exercises in the category of reserve strength for the sudden movements, mostly for groundwork, and injury prevention. Also, the no boring “cardio” thing is awesome. More awesome is sitting on the couch thinking maybe I’ll get around to try one of these exercises. Ok, no, “if I feel like it” is actually a good rule. That way it’s fun and not work.

Wow Pipes is just great. A series of videos called Yiquan Training Reloaded that I have to go back and watch later. One of them:


There is a series of videos recently posted on YouTube called “An Wu Shu”. Here is one below on xingyiquan:

They all seem excellent and worth checking out multiple times. The teacher is apparently a sanda and forms champion in various internal arts.

At the very end of this video where Dan Inosanto is introducing Larry Hartsell, he gives a quick demo of the JKD trapping they used to train.

Very old video training with Bruce Lee:

Training with John Machado. Dan is apparently 71 and a Machado BJJ black belt in this video. Geez! Talk about mastering all ranges. Look at how well he moves at age 71.

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