How to Hit Harder in the Martial Arts without Hitting Harder
It’s end of the week work out day!
Get all set up for working out all weekend.
great title, eh?
So let’s start at the beginning.
My first experience in resistance was a kicking bag.
Kicked the crap out of it.
Bounced it up to the ceiling,
day after day after day.
it wasn’t right.
It didn’t feel right.
it didn’t feel like a human body.
But I practiced it for power,
then kicked bodies for control.
Worked my techniques,
practiced my freestyle,
but knew there was something lacking in my reality.
Then they came up with kicking shields.
Much better than a bag.
You had to hit it right,
in spite of the fact that your partner could flinch and twist.
You had to figure out how to move his weight,
without sending him through a wall.
A lot better.
But the interesting thing was that the old drills,
drills I had been doing for years,
began to connect.
I began to ‘feel’ inside my opponent’s body
with my fist and foot.
this isn’t strange.
If you put your hands on somebody’s arm
you can feel the biceps.
You can feel the striations,
you can feel the bone underneath,
you can feel the nooks and crannies,
you can feel how the arm works,
and you can feel what it takes,
to damage it.
That’s with your fingers,
but you can feel with your fists.
You can feel with your feet.
And here’s something interesting.
The universe is mostly space,
and this includes the human body.
So if you knock on a door
you can listen,
and ‘feel’ (become aware of as if through radar)
And if you knock on the human body
with your fist or foot,
you can listen,
feel the space inside,
as if radar,
like thumping on a watermelon to see if it’s ripe.
when you can do this
an interesting thing happens.
you can hit softer,
put more awareness into he strike,
and cause more damage.
And here is why:
you begin to believe in your punch,
and your belief is so strong
that your opponent believes in your punch.
It is so fascinating,
to ‘nick’ somebody with a punch,
and watch them feel the pain.
But you have to be very careful.
But the more you experience this
the more you believe
the stronger your punch gets
and the softer you punch
the more effect it has.
So keep hitting that bag,
build your reality,
but study the punch,
build a belief in it,
after a bit of time,
not a great amount of time if you matrix,
your punches are going to be amazing!
Real gorilla stoppers.
Here’s all the data on punching…
have yourself a GREAT 4 of July,
do a bunch of extra work outs,
and celebrate the freedom
and the second amendment,
that allows us to practice our killing art.
Have a great work out!
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