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I' m young boy who did judo for 6 years and taekwondo for now 4 month. Since coronavirus all my dojo closed. So, I want to stay in shape for when they reopen but I dont know how to train. I dont have a partner or some materials. So can u give some training or advice. my goal is to upgrade my core for judo and flexibility for taekwondo.
 

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I' m young boy who did judo for 6 years and taekwondo for now 4 month. Since coronavirus all my dojo closed. So, I want to stay in shape for when they reopen but I dont know how to train. I dont have a partner or some materials. So can u give some training or advice. my goal is to upgrade my core for judo and flexibility for taekwondo.
If all the dojo's are closed maybe you can connect with some of the other students that are in the same situation as yourself. Maybe start a small group club a few times a week and train hard and share...
 

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What did you do in the spring of 2020?
 

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I' m young boy who did judo for 6 years and taekwondo for now 4 month. Since coronavirus all my dojo closed. So, I want to stay in shape for when they reopen but I dont know how to train. I dont have a partner or some materials. So can u give some training or advice. my goal is to upgrade my core for judo and flexibility for taekwondo.
In terms of core strength, there isn't much work to put in. Six or so months ago, my core used to be one of the weakest links in my body. Now, I can confidently say it's up to speed with the rest of my body. Just do a 10-minute ab workout before going to sleep, or after waking up, daily - don't skip. Take simple exercises like leg raises and crunches for 10 minutes constantly, doing your best to pause the least amount possible.

In terms of your body, it depends on your age. I am a huge proponent for strength training but I'm no specialist or expert when it comes to it, and I don't want to give advice that can harm you at your age. But regardless of age, body-weight-based conditioning is always beneficial. You probably won't gain mass, but muscular endurance is always a plus.

Multiple sets of pushups, pullups, and squats until failure daily might not improve your Judo skills, but they will certainly improve strength. Strength is a skill - a lot of martial artists tend to have rods up their asses about strong people or using strength instead of technique, but it is a valid method, and strength supplementing your technique will make your abilities soar. Get stronger.

In terms of Taekwondo, go back to basics. Take the basic kicks, especially the ones you struggle with, and practice them. Polish your technique, make your weaknesses into strengths. Polish your forms, strive for perfection (although you will never achieve it). But don't be like me. Take rest days and learn from my mistakes - I didn't take rest days over lockdown when practicing my kicks daily, along with stretches and my dojo's Taekwondo Zoom sessions. I was diagnosed with tendonitis in one knee and patellofemoral pain syndrome. I am fine now, but do remember to rest as much as you train.
 
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What did you do in the spring of 2020?
Honestly, I did nothing. I tried to train at home but because of lack of motivation I gave up quickly. Now, I have a clear objectif and I want to do what it takes.
 
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In terms of core strength, there isn't much work to put in. Six or so months ago, my core used to be one of the weakest links in my body. Now, I can confidently say it's up to speed with the rest of my body. Just do a 10-minute ab workout before going to sleep, or after waking up, daily - don't skip. Take simple exercises like leg raises and crunches for 10 minutes constantly, doing your best to pause the least amount possible.

In terms of your body, it depends on your age. I am a huge proponent for strength training but I'm no specialist or expert when it comes to it, and I don't want to give advice that can harm you at your age. But regardless of age, body-weight-based conditioning is always beneficial. You probably won't gain mass, but muscular endurance is always a plus.

Multiple sets of pushups, pullups, and squats until failure daily might not improve your Judo skills, but they will certainly improve strength. Strength is a skill - a lot of martial artists tend to have rods up their asses about strong people or using strength instead of technique, but it is a valid method, and strength supplementing your technique will make your abilities soar. Get stronger.

In terms of Taekwondo, go back to basics. Take the basic kicks, especially the ones you struggle with, and practice them. Polish your technique, make your weaknesses into strengths. Polish your forms, strive for perfection (although you will never achieve it). But don't be like me. Take rest days and learn from my mistakes - I didn't take rest days over lockdown when practicing my kicks daily, along with stretches and my dojo's Taekwondo Zoom sessions. I was diagnosed with tendonitis in one knee and patellofemoral pain syndrome. I am fine now, but do remember to rest as much as you train.
thank you but How many times should I do it and how many days should I rest
 

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In terms of core strength, there isn't much work to put in. Six or so months ago, my core used to be one of the weakest links in my body. Now, I can confidently say it's up to speed with the rest of my body. Just do a 10-minute ab workout before going to sleep, or after waking up, daily - don't skip. Take simple exercises like leg raises and crunches for 10 minutes constantly, doing your best to pause the least amount possible.

In terms of your body, it depends on your age. I am a huge proponent for strength training but I'm no specialist or expert when it comes to it, and I don't want to give advice that can harm you at your age. But regardless of age, body-weight-based conditioning is always beneficial. You probably won't gain mass, but muscular endurance is always a plus.

Multiple sets of pushups, pullups, and squats until failure daily might not improve your Judo skills, but they will certainly improve strength. Strength is a skill - a lot of martial artists tend to have rods up their asses about strong people or using strength instead of technique, but it is a valid method, and strength supplementing your technique will make your abilities soar. Get stronger.

In terms of Taekwondo, go back to basics. Take the basic kicks, especially the ones you struggle with, and practice them. Polish your technique, make your weaknesses into strengths. Polish your forms, strive for perfection (although you will never achieve it). But don't be like me. Take rest days and learn from my mistakes - I didn't take rest days over lockdown when practicing my kicks daily, along with stretches and my dojo's Taekwondo Zoom sessions. I was diagnosed with tendonitis in one knee and patellofemoral pain syndrome. I am fine now, but do remember to rest as much as you train.
I can tell you have been doing a lot of growing in your martial arts training. It's good to see that more than your physical ability is growing. You'll be really good on the path you are taking even if you don't reach your goal you'll still come out on top with the knowledge.
 

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I tried to train at home but because of lack of motivation I gave up quickly.
Train this out of your system first. Find a motivation that works for you. It may not even be related to being good in martial arts. Maybe you want to be fit. Maybe you want to be healthy. Maybe you want to do something so that you mentally won't waste away.
 

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Partner drill without partner = solo drill

- The solo drill can help you to "polish" your MA skill.
- The weight training can help you to "enhance" your MA skill.

SC weight training:

 

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thank you but How many times should I do it and how many days should I rest
Depends on what you mean. In terms of the pushups and abs workout etc. muscle endurance will build up best if you do it daily. For abs especially, for the pushups take 1 day off weekly if you wish.

For kicks, I think the best would be 2 days on, one day off. But listen to your body; any pain other than muscle soreness from your bodys exhaustion, is something you should be wary of.
 
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Honestly, I did nothing. I tried to train at home but because of lack of motivation I gave up quickly. Now, I have a clear objectif and I want to do what it takes.
When I was young, the MA training was my "resting" through my daily school work. After I have developed certain MA skill, I'm afraid to lose it. So I have no choice but to spend time to maintain it.

I have a fixed weekly training program that I may alter year after year. If one day I didn't stick to my program, I would feel guilty about myself.

The day that you will feel guilty if you miss one single training, you are on the right path in your MA development/maintenance.
 
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Another way to have motivation is to set up a "short term goal" (less than 6 months). For example, you decide to fight in a tournament 3 months from today. In the next 3 months, you want to be the best shape that you can be.
In December, I went to a tournament and I won it. I was hype and wanted to do more but my sensei told me that tournament are going to be cancelled because of corona. my other motivation is that I want to be a fireman and I need to be in shape for that, but I can only start in 2 years. So my brain is like I have plenty of time to start and I can start tomorrow or next week.
 

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my other motivation is that I want to be a fireman and I need to be in shape for that, but I can only start in 2 years. So my brain is like I have plenty of time to start and I can start tomorrow or next week.
IMO, those long term goal will never work.

When I was 7, I put a small rock among my 3 fingers and tried to squeeze it into powder. All my life, I still cannot achieve that long term goal.

In my last tournament, I spent 3 month moved a 220 lb rock from point A to point B daily. During that tournament, I knew I was the strongest person in the whole tournament. I believe nobody would be so crazy to train as I did (I had won tournaments in the past 2 years. I want to remain my title 3 years in a roll).
 
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I' m young boy who did judo for 6 years and taekwondo for now 4 month. Since coronavirus all my dojo closed. So, I want to stay in shape for when they reopen but I dont know how to train. I dont have a partner or some materials. So can u give some training or advice. my goal is to upgrade my core for judo and flexibility for taekwondo.
Do parts of whatever you normally do in class keep it simple and work on kicks you already know.sometimes it's about maintaing skill
 
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