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6 Dragons Kung Fu's Poles training demo
Combat training (intermediate level)
An example of execution of Poles exercise
In this video, we show a practical example of the Poles practice (in the particular case, Master Kongling performs the intermediate version of the exercise against 8 door's jambs).
This training is one of the fundamental technical exercises of 6 Dragons Kung Fu (read [restrict]Basic technical exercises: which and why[/restrict]) and it promotes: spatial intelligence, coordination, precision, quick reasoning, conditioning, flow quality and much more.
A note by Master Kongling - The method of execution demonstrated in the video (speed, moves, level of impact, etc.) is not for beginners but the type of practice is very simple and accessible to everyone.
This is one of the fundamental 6 Dragons Kung Fu practices (read Basic tools: the pole)
The first rule is that you cannot stand still
The second rule is that you have to maintain your flow without interruptions
The third rule is that, in the full-body version, you have to alternate upper and lower limbs but avoid to be repetitive
In the beginning, you simply have to touch or lean on the poles
Let your body flow: try to be naturally unpredictable
Learn when to push, lean, hit, slide?
Learn to manage even what you don't see
Imagine to face real opponents
Avoid excessive symmetries / repetitions
Learn to draw a mental map of the scenario
The goal is to improve speed, power and precision? each day
Move dynamically, experiment with distances and strokes
Concatenate the blows into sequences and use the muscle chain
Work on different heights
Learn to measure distances instinctively and precisely
Combine conditioning, precision and strength dosage
Alternate between slow and fast flow but avoid the intermediate one
Work on building an unconsciously broken pace
In-depth courses and guides
Basic 6 Dragons Kung Fu Exercises - A video course about this and the other most important exercises of 6 Dragon Kung Fu
Basic free hand fighting techniques - All the core combat techniques of our free-hand combat system
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