The inner feeling of completing 10,000 reps was so worth the time, effort as it reaffirmed a goal set by Bruce Lee himself, and I knew I had attained my personal black belt in the 10k club as I called it. It was also apparent very, very few ever did this, yet Mr Lee stated clearly how important this was!
At around 2,500 reps I could already feel my combo was basically done, this is probably why most would only do a thou or two and quit imo. At the half way mark it really seemed I was done but my personal pledge to go all the way remained firm, resolved, without doubt.
Around the 7,000 mark I realized I actually needed these last few thou as it wasn’t truly perfected yet… I saw minute flaws and sought to correct them in this last phase.
It took over 6 months, some weeks I did a session every day, some only 1-2. Try not to take a long break anytime during this push from 0 to 10,000, I mean I’m sure a month off wouldn’t do any harm, but having sessions weekly kept me fresh on all aspects. I now have the most effective combo down so well, I don’t need it! Again, in life, be humble and always try to work things out.
Since completing 10,000.
What I decided to do was take two more combo’s, one a left hand feint to a left front kick to the midsection with a final one-two, again, not pretty but very economical and straight forward, have easily landed these before so I know they work. Two is an inside four punch combo. Fast, way under a second, left, right hook to the body, left uppercut, right cross, this is strictly in close. I’m about 3,000 in on these, I only do 50 per session of each and once per week 25 one-two’s, so I’m probably lifetime 13,000 of those at this time.
Why do more 10,000 rep combo’s?
Funny, I simply thought why not? I just add this now to the beginning of my gym training, it’s like a warm up! Usually 2-3x/wk so it literally gives me something to do for another yr or more! Plus, these combo’s are likened to another two arrows in my quiver.
My original plan was a grappling move, hand grab to an arm bar both sides, 10,000 ea side or 20,000 reps, but finding a good dummy set of arms and a live partner isn’t always handy, so I opted for 20,000 reps total for two combo’s. I had asked a lifetime Hapkido expert what one grappling type move I could perfect, that is what he gave me.
Plans are to find any way possible to do this because this grappling move means if I get your hand, standing or on the ground, you’re mine in 1 second. That’s why I will do my best to accomplish this later. In a controlled contest like MMA, it would no doubt be an invaluable asset.
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My reason for doing this was the goal itself, but mainly peace of mind. I figure that IF a person of sound mind accomplishes this goal and joins the 10k club, they’re probably going to understand it’s true intention, inner peace. Till next time, God Bless,