Using massive reps for ultimate self defense… first, back to Bruce Lee.
Through his dedication to perfecting a strike or technique, he found after many thousands of reps, that once the technique was applied it was virtually unstoppable.
Besides giving you huge self confidence, it also created a foundational movement that one could build upon. I discovered so much more when I embarked on this journey. Here’s what I did…
Realizing any punch or kick could be used to perfect, I thought about the most efficient combo ever, the simple 1-2 punch. This combo, lead left jab, straight right (I’m more right handed) although not some pretty flying spin kick, is probably the most effective, economical combo there is. Over many years I have thrown this combo probably over two thousand times. Trained by a pro boxer on how to throw it, I would at least be close to very decent in form.
A couple yrs ago at the age of 53, functioning normal (can run 10mi of mountains, etc), to which I’m always Thankful to God, I decided it to apply this Bruce Lee concept to my life. This was a conscious decision to absolutely do this, and I wasn’t going to stop till completed!
Realizing most opponents are not going to be at quite the right distance to just throw this combo, I started with the lead leg (left in my case) slide into the left jab (bridge the gap) then the straight right. I did this in the air hundreds of times first, at a rate of 100 combo’s/day or session… around 3 times/wk. I usually broke it into two mini sessions of 50ea. I marked it on the calendar so I could add it up.
This is how I started… it began with my first 100. It took around 7-8 months, so don’t get in a hurry. Sure you can do 200-500/day, but here’s why I stopped at 100… my goal wasn’t just sheer quantity, but also quality! Each rep had to be correct or very close (to better set a neurological pattern). Each rep had to have maximum speed involving quick twitch muscle fiber. Each rep had to be explosive, accurate, balanced, hitting hard enough with either hand to be very damaging. By only doing 100 reps I was still crisp and strong at the end, I’ve done 200 or more in a day but felt that quality was less, so I stayed at 100. Added video of the 3 combinations, one complete, two in process as of this date: http://youtu.be/u4sEqQrZ0oY
I am open for discussion, to help you on your journey. Feel free to email, comment, till next time, God Bless,