Saturday, March 31, 2012

Daily Training- 3/31/2012

Ippo Prepares for Miyata

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Today was not really too bad with this workout. I am still getting back into the higher intensity, but I'm really enjoying the intervals and pushing myself. I really cannot wait to get into the later workouts to see how much I've improved, because I can already see a marked improvement in my movements, strength, and stamina. Although, I'm also supplementing the training with other workouts.

Edits- 3/31/2012

I added neck work to the majority of the Hajime no Ippo workouts, just because I realized that Ippo was still probably continuing to do it and it would be pointless to build it up at the beginning of your training and then slack off for several months. So... yeah. My bad.

Also, on Shinogi Kureha's Power Workout, I added some weightlifting, so that workout just got a lot more fun.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Daily Training 3/30/2012

Afternoon


Starting the Journey- Level 1


Evening


Kamishiro Yuu's Basic Training- Level 2

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I always do all the jabs in a single session, so let me say this... Oh, my God, my shoulders hurt! XD

Surprisingly, my left foot started to go numb after a bit. I think it says something about the way I'm stepping. I'm not sure if I'm stomping my foot a lot on the left side or if it's how I'm shifting my weight. I'll try to figure it out as I go. One more hard training day left in the week!

Let's train hard, everyone!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Daily Training- 3/29/2012

Throughout the day, random Twin Lock and Diamond Finger Training.


Afternoon
Starting the Journey- Level 1
30 Knuckle Push-ups

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I am pretty sore after the last three days of training, so I thought I'd use today as a day to recover and work on some non-muscular training. Back to the grind tomorrow and on Saturday.

Becoming a Professional Athlete

Recently, in my post entitled Goals for Real Anime Training and Personal Goals, I discussed my desire to become a professional athlete. This may conjure up images of any number of professional sports in your mind, with multi-million dollar contracts and the super celebrity we've come to associate with the term "professional athlete." However, this is not necessarily the imagery that I wish to evoke. 

My goal as a "professional athlete" is to pursue and catalog athletic endeavors as my living. While I would of course like to fight professionally in MMA (as my main sport), I am also interested in boxing, submission grappling, kickboxing, full contact Karate, distance running (marathons and ultras), power lifting, obstacle courses (mud runs, Tough Mudders, and Spartan races), competitive climbing, and anything else that might present a challenge and add a dimension to my training that would set me apart as an athlete and lead me closer to a greater understanding of myself and others. Of course, successfully competing at a high level of any sport will bring monetary or sponsorship awards, but that's not the main intent. 

And I do not merely wish to compete in these sports. I want to catalog all of my experiences in my training and the competitions themselves, so that there is a record of the experiences in the form of blog posts and videos, also creating a showcase to individual sports and other athletes within those sports, as well as an encyclopedia of training information (of course using anime and manga as inspiration) for everyone who reads this blog and watches our videos (which there will be more of soon, I promise). 

I want you guys to be there every step of the way: the pain, the dedication, the (hopefully few) injuries, and the eventual triumph as the results of my training manifest themselves into medals, trophies, wins on a record, or just things checked off my list of accomplishments. How far can I push myself? How much can I achieve? How much knowledge and information can I accumulate and relay to my readers? I want to find those answers.

Anime characters often have dreams and goals. They may want to be the best at a sport or to become the strongest in the world or they may dream of protecting their friends and family or maybe they just dream of finding the next strong opponent to test their mettle against.  It took me a long time to figure it out, but I finally know on what I'm setting my sights. 

I'm going to be creating a project very soon in order to help me accomplish these goals for myself and all of you, (which I am going to start specific fund-raising for soon). I am going to do the project, regardless, but any and all help would be appreciated in the form of spreading the word about Real Anime Training, visiting our sponsored ads, or donating via PayPal until the fund-raising for the project officially begins. I promise to put forth my all to deliver more and more content to you guys, whatever the case, but the less time I have to worry about feeding myself and my family, the more time I'll be able to put into the project. 

I greatly appreciate everyone who reads this blog. You guys are awesome! I know that I can become a professional athlete, a good one. But, with your support, I can become more than that. With your support, I can become a new kind of professional athlete.

That's all for today, guys! Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Stephen's Second Amateur MMA Fight- 2009

This is my second fight. Uploaded this one to the Real Anime Training YouTube page, too. Watch me fight as a lefty... ya know, just for the hell of it.

Stephen's First Amateur MMA Fight- 2009

Just re-posted my first fight to YouTube on the Real Anime Training page. Feel free to poke fun at me. :P

Daily Training- 3/28/2012

Ippo Prepares for Miyata

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Was a little sore from Monday and Tuesday, but all in all, it was a very good day. I was very excited to get back into sprinting after spending so much time just doing even pace running. Surprisingly, the sprints weren't too much of an obstacle, but I think that's because of the interval training I was doing prior to starting Ippo's Training Program.

Also, my good friend Allen has offered to do a Spartan Sprint with me, so look forward to some updates on that in the future. :D

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Daily- 3/27/2012

1. Starting the Journey- Level 1
2. "Song Sets" (1 exercise for length of song)
-Handstand practice for 1 song
-Pull-up and bar-playing for 1 song
-Footwork practice for 1 song
-Shin, forearm, and hand conditioning on striking post for 1 song
-Balance-walking for 1 song
3. Ryou Narushima's Basic Training- Level 1 

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I'm going to be pretty sore tomorrow, I think, because DOMS hadn't set in quite yet from yesterday when I did the workout. Hopefully it's not too bad, especially since I'll be starting Phase 2 tomorrow for Ippo's Training Program.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Daily Training 3/26/2012- End of Phase 1

Afternoon


Ippo's Basic Training


Evening


Balance Kicking: Roundhouse- 3 x 10 Each Side

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All in all, I'm very satisfied with Phase 1. I pushed very hard in the push-ups and sit-ups today and was pleased with the outcome. However, due to an abdominal cramp and some mild dehydration, I ran the 3 miles a full minute slower than I anticipated, which was slightly bothersome. In any case, I'm looking forward to Phase 2, especially because I'll be spending 5 months on it.

For the first month of Phase 2, I'll most likely use Kamishiro Yuu's Basic Training and Narushima Ryou's Basic Training for most of my supplemental training, but I'm sure I'll throw some other things in there as well. :P

Looking forward to it. Hope you guys enjoy all of the updates!

Real Anime Training Reviews: Calisthenics Kingz- HIT's Solution to Getting Killer Abs 2

Moving forward in my slow (but steady) reviews of HIT's series of DVDs that I purchased a few months ago, I take a foray into the second iteration of "HIT's Solution to Getting Killer Abs."  This is not exactly the same DVD, but it's pretty similar to the first DVD. It's a combinations of abdominal exercises and cardio (see how I'm not being specific to preserve the integrity of his program? :P) designed to work your mid-section and burn fat through interval training.

In reality, it would've been better for me to just watch both of them back-to-back and do one review, but I didn't and here we are. In an effort to say something interesting about the DVD, then, let me say that I was a little disappointed that it was so similar, but I understand, given that fact that HIT is putting his more difficult moves, including those using a pull-up bar, on other DVDs.  I get the concept behind it. On one side, we have a DVD that is "all abs" and, on another, we have a DVD that is "exercises that just so happen to also work your abs."

You're sure to get quite the burn out of this program, so if HIT does a multi-DVD buying promotion again, I would really think about taking advantage of it in order to maximize your spending. I can't say that I'd buy the program on its own, but (then again) I research exercises as one of my main hobbies. At some point, I just end up seeing stuff I've already seen before.

For those just starting and those wanting to learn more, I definitely recommend any of the Calisthenics Kingz programs I've review thus far.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Itagaki's Training (Hajime no Ippo)

Because it was so heavily requested by a certain reader (you know who you are *squinty eyes*), I'm going to skip Miyata for a bit and do Itagaki's training. This is just the first one, but I'll probably do another for him later on, just as I'll probably do another for Aoki and Kimura later.

Itagaki is a young Featherweight who joins the Kamogawa squad after Ippo is already the Japanese Champion. He's fast, he's technical, and he's a little quirky (mostly because of his family). However, he's a brilliant boxer and quickly begins to advance his skills once joining the Kamogawa gym. If you haven't read Hajime no Ippo, stop reading this and Google somewhere to read it right now... I'll see you back here in a few weeks when you've caught up on the series... no, seriously, why are you still reading this? (Just kidding)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this workout!

Itagaki's Training


Morning

  • 3 Mile Run, Sprint at the End

4-6 Hours Later
  • 25 Push-ups
  • 50 Sit-ups
  • 3 x 3 Minutes Bagwork or Mittwork
  • 3 x 3 Minutes Jump Rope
  • 3 x 3 Minutes Footwork Practice
  • 3 x 3 Minutes Shadowboxing
OR
  • 5 x 40 Yard Sprints (30 Seconds Rest Between Sets)
  • Rest 1 Minute
  • 4 x 100 Meter Sprints (30 Seconds Rest Between Sets)
  • Rest 1 Minute
  • 3 x 200 Meter Sprints (1 Minute Rest Between Sets)
  • Rest 1 Minute
  • 2 x 400 Meter Sprints (1 Minute Rest Between Sets)
  • Rest 2 Minutes
  • 800 Meter Sprint
  • Rest 2 Minutes
  • 5 Sets of 30 Seconds Speed Punching (30 Seconds Rest Between Sets)

Notes:
  • I intended this workout to mimic the kind of training I thought that Itagaki would have done in high school, before reaching the Kamogawa Gym. 
  • I'm not having you do both of these things on the same day, because I really want you to focus on speed one day and the other boxing skills on another, since Itagaki is such a speed demon. The good part of this workout is that you can always push the intensity of the rounds, the 3-miler in the morning, and the sprints to another level. 
  • Itagaki's not really a powerhouse, so there's not much in the way of physical strength here, but there will be a bit more of this in the next incarnation. 
  • Remember to stretch after this workout and remember to warm up beforehand. I wouldn't want for you to pull something with all this high-speed movement.
  • It would be best to do this workout on a track somewhere, but if you don't have a track, you can always measure out these distances yourself. Also, remember to push yourself and have someone time you, if possible. We're going for speed, speed, and more speed!

Hope you guys enjoyed this one. Like I said, I'm going to put a more advanced workout for all of the Kamogawa guys (apart from Ippo) so you can mimic your favorites. 

Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Daily Training- 3/23/2012


  1. Ippo's Basic Training
  2. Kamishiro Yuu's Basic Training- Level 1
  3. Teaching boxing for about 30 minutes

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Almost done with the first phase and I've been fairly satisfied with the results. I'll be looking forward to my final training session on Monday for Ippo's Basic Training. I did Kamishiro Yuu's Basic Training right after Ippo's Basic Training, so I definitely felt the fatigue in my shoulders. I always do my punches back-to-back, even though I say that it's acceptable to do it over the course of a day.

Really looking forward to starting Phase 2 and pushing myself to get ready to fight again.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Daily Training- 3/21/2012

Ippo's Basic Training

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Today was definitely difficult with my soreness from Monday. Only got 150 pushups and 190 situps total. Didn't even time my run.

Real Anime Training Beginner Workout List

I've collected all of the easier workouts into a single post for you guys just starting out. I know there's a lot of stuff to look through and it's difficult to know where to begin. You can always scale a workout down, but I'm going to put the one's here that are the easier ones to start. I will list them in order of difficulty (which may be arguable). 

The Real Anime Training Beginner Workout List
  1. Starting the Journey
  2. The Real Anime Training Warm-up
  3. Ippo's Recovery Time 
  4. Bowling King- Play the Game Workout
  5. Prince of Tennis- Play the Game Workout
  6. Crossover- Play the Game Workout
  7. Eyeshield 21- Play the Game Workout
  8. Any of the 72 Arts of Shaolin (They start off at your personal level)
  9. Baki's Trainer Workout
  10. Kenichi's Vacation Workout- Getting There

Once again, this is arguable, but I listed the workouts based on the difficulty in terms of strength, endurance, and skill. All of these workouts are fairly easy to complete, so if you're looking for a starting place, here's a good one. Plus, there are 7 different anime represented in this list, which is also nice to see. 

Feel free to argue about the list in the comments!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Daily Training- 3/19/2012

Afternoon

  1. 16 Tire Flips
  2. 10 Sledgehammer Swings (per side)
  3. 1 Minute of Sprint 20 Yards/Jog 20 Yards
--5 Rounds, then

15 Minutes Sparring

Evening



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Glad to have such a good training day. Hopefully there will be more of these in the near future. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Daily Training- 3/17/12

Playing with Isaiah outside barefoot for twenty minutes.

Situps from Ippo's Basic Training x 2

Friday, March 16, 2012

Daily Training- 3/16/2012

-Running and push-ups from Ippo's Basic Training x 2

  • 6 Mile Run
  • 10 Sets of MAX Push-ups


Going to do the sit-ups x 2 and something else tomorrow. Would really like to spar, though.

Goals for Real Anime Training and Personal Goals

I was thinking the other day about what I wanted to do with this blog and what I wanted to get out of it, so I thought I'd make a list of goals for this blog. They are in no particular order, and will be updated with completed goals, goals may be removed, or new ones may be added. Some of them are short term, some of them are long term and some of them are just on here 'cause they'd be cool. I also use the term "blog" loosely, because I'm including all the iterations of our content on all of our pages. And, I'm throwing my personal goals in there because I feel like it. -_-

(It's really just a checklist so I don't forget, mostly.)

So...

Goals for Real Anime Training (and Myself)

  1. Be invited to a major Anime Convention to speak or host an event
  2. Post 1,000 times to Blogger
  3. Reach 100 Followers on Blogger  12/16/13
  4. Reach 300 Followers on Blogger
  5. Reach 500 Fans on Facebook
  6. Reach 100 Followers on Twitter
  7. Make enough money from ad-revenue and future projects to support myself and my training (Big one)
  8. Post 100 Videos on YouTube
  9. Reach 1,000 Subscribers on YouTube
  10. Reach 500 Followers on Tumblr 9/5/2013
  11. Reach 1,000 Followers on Tumblr
  12. Become a professional athlete (More on that in another post)
  13. Do a collaboration video with another fitness/martial arts YouTuber GOG777
  14. Run a marathon
  15. Do 100-Man Kumite
  16. Get a black belt in Brazilian Jujitsu
  17. Get a black belt in Karate
  18. Get a black belt in Judo
  19. Train gong fu in China
  20. Train Muay Thai in Thailand
  21. Train Karate and Judo in Japan
  22. Train Brazilian Jujitsu in Brazil
  23. Go on a nationwide roadtrip for Real Anime Training (seminars, conventions, whatever)
  24. Be interviewed by a news station or newspaper 
  25. Fight in a major MMA promotion in a live, televised event
  26. Meet a famous manga artist (preferably the author of a series I've made workouts for) and get their opinion on the blog
  27. Take a few of my readers on a training camp
  28. Do a Tough Mudder
  29. Do a Spartan Race (Carolina Spartan Beast- November 9th, 2013)
  30. Achieve Spartan Race Trifecta
  31. Deadlift 405# 2/10/2014
  32. Deadlift 500#
  33. Squat 405#
  34. 25 Pull-ups
  35. 100 Push-ups 12/16/13
  36. 200 Sit-ups 8/19/13
  37. 300 Squats 8/19/13

That's all I've got for now. Let's start trying to scratch some of these off the list, shall we? I'm gonna need you guys' help on this one. I appreciate all of our readers and I really enjoy putting out content for you guys. I'd love to make it my job, so I can do more cool stuff for you guys, so... let's make Real Anime Training famous-- for all of us!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Avatar: The Last Airbender-- Iroh's Prison Workout

Iroh is a one bad old man. He's peace-loving, tea-drinking, philosophy-imparting, and (best of all) ass-kicking. When Iroh is imprisoned by the Firelord for treason, Iroh decides it's time to rein back on some his of his other traits and "fire up" the ass-kicking. This workout is mimicking Iroh's training during this time and, although simple, will get you ready to kick some ass of your own.

Iroh's Prison Workout


LEVEL ONE

  1. 5 Handstand Push-ups
  2. 25 Pull-ups
  3. 50 Push-ups
  4. 100 Sit-ups
  5. 15 Minutes of "Firebending"



LEVEL TWO
  1. 10 Handstand Push-ups
  2. 50 Pull-ups
  3. 100 Push-ups
  4. 200 Sit-ups
  5. 30 Minutes of "Firebending"

LEVEL THREE
  1. 25 Handstand Push-ups
  2. 25 One-Arm Pull-ups (each side)
  3. 50 Clapping Push-ups
  4. 100 Hanging Sit-ups
  5. 45 Minutes of "Firebending"
LEVEL FOUR
  1. 50 Handstand Push-ups
  2. 50 One-Arm Pull-ups
  3. 100 Clapping Push-ups
  4. 200 Hanging Sit-ups
  5. 60 Minutes of "Firebending"
Notes:
  • This training starts out pretty easy, but quickly escalates to insane. Once again, like most Real Anime Training workouts, it will take a very long time to get to the highest level.
  • Make sure to complete all of the listed reps in the workout, even if you can't complete them without stopping. If you have to break it into sets, do so. If you are unable to complete an exercise or the reps listed, attempt an easier version, such as wall push-ups or handstand push-ups with your feet against a wall.
  • Iroh hooked his feet over the iron bars in his cell in order to do hanging sit-ups. This is probably not a good idea, because most people lack the requisite foot and ankle strength for that. I would recommend anti-gravity boots or tying your feet to a bar. Make sure you have a spotter so you don't get stuck in that position. 
  • If you need a middle ground for One Arm Pull-ups you can use your other arm as a support by grabbing your wrist.
  • "Firebending" is essentially just martial arts practice. Since not everyone knows Northern Shaolin, I'm going to say just practice whatever art you know for the time period. Don't waste any time, though. Drill techniques, shadowbox, do your forms, or practice your footwork. Whatever. The only things are that you have to practice alone and you cannot use any equipment (heavy bag, focus mitts, makiwara, etc).
  • Check out Iroh's training here

That's all for today, guys. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

TLA - The Legend of Korra Trailer HD 720p (Audio Correction)

I want this:



That is all.

Daily Training 3/15/2012

Running portion of Ippo's Basic Training

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Had a lot to do today again. Going to squeeze in two workouts tomorrow hopefully and one on Saturday.

Daily Training 3/14/2012

Pushups and situps from Ippo's Basic Training

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Had a lot of stuff to do this week. Making it up for the rest of the week.

Gonna post for you guys later tonight.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Daily Training 3/9/12 and 3/10/12

3/9-
Push-ups and sit-ups from Ippo's Basic Training

3/10-
Afternoon
-Pull-ups- 6, 6, 8, 6, 8
-Running from Ippo's Basic Training

Evening
-10 Hanging Rows
-Chasing Isaiah around for 20 minutes
-Random practicing of blocking/parrying techniques

Random Who Would Win #7: King Bumi vs. Toph Bei Fong

I normally don't pull people from the same series to do a Random Who Would Win, but I just had to do this one! King Bumi is a badass and, arguably, the strongest Earthbender on the planet.  Toph is innovative, forceful, and can bend metal, which is something that no other Earthbender on the planet can do. I can't imagine that these two would be enemies, so I would imagine the fight would come about as a product of Toph wanting to test her abilities against the Master of Earthbending, which I'm sure Bumi would be inclined to accept the challenge.

The fight would most likely take place in the giant arena where Bumi fought Aang, so there would be quite a bit of ammunition for both of the fighters. Bumi would, in my opinion, take an early lead, due to his sheer strength. Toph, though a powerful Earthbender, would most likely not be able to whether Bumi's onslaught if she continued to take it head-on. Toph would take to using her unconventional Earthbending style to redirect some of Bumi's attacks until she could figure out what to do. The benefit here is that Bumi would not be able to sneak up on Toph by going underground, because she can "see" everything in the ground through her feet.

This is how most of the fight would go and there wouldn't be much opportunity for Toph to use her Metalbending, because the arena appears to be entirely cut from stone. However, after a time, Toph would notice something as Bumi moved about... the vibration he put off having a familiar ring to it. As she got close to the old Master, Toph would reach out with her powerful hands and fingers and in the midst of the two's close-quarter combat, Toph would Metalbend the metal studs on Bumi's arm and leg bands to each other, maybe one arm to each leg or both legs together, before knocking Bumi on his ass.

Ordinarily, this would not be something that would stop the All-powerful King Bumi, but I'm fairly certain that once Bumi saw the young Toph's special skill, he would be so intrigued with it that he would immediately forget they were having a match and want to know more, thus making Toph the winner by default.

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I honestly thought Bumi would win the fight, but the votes took it the other way! If Toph won the fight, it would most likely be in this fashion.

Hope you enjoyed the play-by-play!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Follow Real Anime Training on Twitter!

You can follow us under @realanime.

I resisted for a while, but I finally joined. :P

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Daily Training- 3/7/2012

Afternoon

  • Ippo's Basic Training
  • 10 Front Levers w/5# (Held DB on empty side)
  • 10 Side to Side Levers w/5#
  • 10 Reverse Levers w/5#
  • Gripping Jars- 2.5#/hand for 1 Minute
  • Wrist Curls- 30 Reps w/5#
  • Reverse Wrist Curls- 30 Reps w/5#
  • Twin Lock Training




Evening

  • Balance Kicking- 15 Each of Roundkick, Front kick, Side Kick, Hook Kick, Back Kick
  • Twin Lock Training

Aokimura's Basic Training

We got requests for additional Ippo workouts of the other characters, so here you guys go! Here's the beginnings of Aokimura's (Aoki and Kimura) boxing training. Enjoy!

Aokimura's Basic Training


LEVEL ONE
-Run 5 Miles (Goal: 40 Minutes)


LEVEL TWO
-Run 5 Miles (Goal: 38 Minutes)
-25 Push-ups
-25 Reps Chest Fly Machine w/50# or Dumbbell Chest Flys w/25#
-50 Sit-ups
-15 Reps Headstand Neck (each side)
-3 Minutes Jump Rope
-3 Minutes Shadowboxing
-3 Minutes Mitt Work or Heavy Bagwork


LEVEL THREE
-Run 5 Miles (Goal: 36 Minutes)
-35 Push-ups
-35 Reps Chest Fly Machine w/50# or DB Chest Flys w/25#
-75 Sit-ups
-2 x 3 Minute Rounds Jump Rope
-2 x 3 Minute Rounds Shadowboxing
-2 x 3 Minute Rounds Mitt Work or Heavy Bagwork


LEVEL FOUR
-Run 5 Miles (Goal: 35 Minutes)
-50 Push-ups
-50 Reps Chest Fly Machine w/50# or DB Chest Flys w/25#
-100 Sit-ups
-3 x 3 Minute Rounds Jump Rope
-3 x 3 Minute Rounds Shadowboxing
-3 x 3 Minute Rounds Mitt Work or Heavy Bagwork


Notes:

  • I picked 5 miles for the run, because Aoki and Kimura were given a time for the run of 40 minutes (which the failed miserably), while Takamura was able to run it in 35 Minutes, already. 
  • Do not advance to the next level until you reach the goal of the run and are able to complete all the exercises with the listed reps and/or weights and able to complete all the rounds without failing. 
  • Very basic, obviously very similar to a lot of Ippo stuff, but it is a little different... also, in general, it's a little more of an even pace, unlike the high intensity of a lot of Ippo's workouts.

That's all for today! Hope you guys like this one. Gonna do the rest of the Ippo guys one at a time... and, yes, I will get to Itagaki! :P

Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Daily Training 3/5/2012

Morning
Jumping on a trampoline for 30 minutes with Isaiah


Afternoon
Ippo's Basic Training
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Sorry for the delay!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kamishiro Yuu- Thug Hunter Workout

Combination Practice (Techniques are separated by "-")
(20 Reps Each Side)

  1. Jab
  2. Jab-Cross
  3. Jab-Jab-Cross
  4. Cross-Jab-Cross
  5. Jab-Cross-Rear Leg Round Kick
  6. Jab-Rear Leg Round Kick to Opponent's Leg
  7. Lead Leg Round Kick to Opponent's Leg-Cross
  8. Jab-Cross-Step Back-Spinning Back Kick
  9. Jab-Cross-Switch Kick
  10. Jab-Jab-Double Leg Takedown

Street Fighting Practice

-Jog 10 Minutes, then

  1. 3 Minutes Sparring
  2. 100 Meter Sprint
  3. 3 Minutes Wrestling
  4. 100 Meter Sprint
  5. 3 Minutes Walking
--5 Rounds


Notes:

  • You can do the combinations in the air, on a heavy bag, with a partner holding mitts or pads
  • For the jog, you're just going to get your body moving and loosen up. 
  • In the sparring, it's best if you wear gear. You can just box or just kickbox or do mixed sparring.
  • For the wrestling practice, you can use Greco-Roman rules or collegiate. Basically, all we want is to focus on positioning and controlling and throwing. Don't worry about submissions. 
  • You don't have to do this all back-to-back. You can, but you don't have to. You can do the first part in the morning and the last part in the evening or vice-versa. 

I'm a really big fan of Holyland, so I'm always fond of doing those workouts. Hope you guys enjoy this workout. Between the other three Holyland workouts, you guys should have quite the skill-set developed. I'll post some videos of the techniques at some point if you guys like. 

That's all for today. Until next time, good luck and train hard!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Martial Arts and Rainbow-Magic: Kung Fu Leg Training Part 1: The Horse Stance vs. ...

Martial Arts and Rainbow-Magic: Kung Fu Leg Training Part 1: The Horse Stance vs. ...: Message boards and the internet are a great way to connect to the online kung fu community, but sometimes I find things that make me uncom...

This is my buddy James' blog. He has a lot of really interesting things to say. He's a Tai Chi practitioner with a hell of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu game. This is a really great article on Horse Stance Training. Check it out!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Slug Street Scrappers - Ong Bak / HK Style Action Comedy Film (Full Movie)

Sweet martial arts short film! If you'll notice, Kwonkicker (I've posted him before) is the main bad guy.



Daily Training- 3/2/2012

-Ippo's Basic Training
-Holding mitts, teaching boxing- 20 minutes
-3 x 3 Minutes Shadowboxing
-3 x 6 Reps of LifelineUSA Chest Expander, with Red Bands

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Took yesterday off, since it was my son's birthday.