Ten Minutes

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If you were strictly limited to no more than ten minutes each day to pursue your martial training, what would you work on? What is the fundamental essence of your martial practice that, if practiced each day all by itself, would still advance your martial development?
 
If you were strictly limited to no more than ten minutes each day to pursue your martial training, what would you work on? What is the fundamental essence of your martial practice that, if practiced each day all by itself, would still advance your martial development?
Forms here as well.
 
Weekly: deadlift and stretching one day. Pullups and chinups second day. Other days AMRAP of one technique.
 
Ten minutes is a very short time, only five kata or going thru kihon once.

I would work on moving offline, aggressive defense and explosive power combos.
 
Really good question, and it depends if I can alternate what I do for those 10 minutes in each session, but I don't think that's what you're asking haha.

I would probably try to squeeze in basic technique (strikes, blocks, kicks etc), forms/kata definitely (maybe only one or two). If I had no partner, a quick round of bagwork, or with a partner some sparring. But honestly to simplify it probably forms if we're talking the fundamental essence.

I have actually managed to do all these in about 10 minutes when needed though.
 
Face north - drill groin kick, face punch combo.
Face east - drill jab, hook, uppercut combo.
Face south - drill front kick, roundhouse kick, side kick combo.
Face west - drill foot sweep, leading arm jam, reverse neck choke combo.

Next day, change 4 different combo drills.
 
Option 1: 10 minutes of fighting (but it requires a partner)
Option 2: 10 minuters of "todays technique which can vary" on heavy bag or some dummy
 
I would do the same things I do now, just for less time. I would NOT pick one thing and train that exclusively.
 
My superfast miniexercise I do in 3x2min when i dont get around to real karate exercise is, spread out over the day, 40 pushups ~ 1 minute, then immediately after that i do handgrips for one minute. If I do that 3 times a day, and it at least keeps my chest, arms and clench force active. Its also effective just anaerobic muscle exercises as its so fast.
 
If you were strictly limited to no more than ten minutes each day to pursue your martial training, what would you work on? What is the fundamental essence of your martial practice that, if practiced each day all by itself, would still advance your martial development?
3 day 10 minutes forms
2 day 10 minutes stance training
1 day 10 minutes heavy bag training
1 day 10 minutes foot work
 
I believe 45 minutes exercise non-stop is the key. If I stop before 45 minutes (I prefer 1 hour and 10 minutes minimum), I'll feel guilty myself.

IMO, 5 non-continues 10 minutes exercise does not equal to 50 minutes non-stop exercise.
 
What the students used to do on the days they couldnt make class was set a timer for ten minutes for some fast fitness exercises.

Get in a push-up position, do as many FAST knuckle pushups - with proper form - as you can. Flip over and do V ups quickly, back over for as many pushups as you can. If you did vertical knuckles the first time, switch to horizontal.

Throw in some Zen pushups if youre familiar with them and are capable of doing them (not if you have lower back issues.)

An hour later set the timer again. And yes, you can watch TV while youre doing the exercises.

My guess is if you do Kata that would be okay. Might need more than ten minutes, though.

One caveat to any of this is your level of experience. If you do a lot of home training and you do it incorrectly, nothing good will become of it.
 

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