Pakour! With training tips and challenges

As week four comes to a close I find myself trying to work out how to retain and improve the knowledge I have gained. Asking each instructor I was given four separate movements to focus on. In the hope that this weekend at the big parkour gathering in Auckland I will be able to keep up with everyone else.

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Surviving a Sudden Assault

WARNING

For Senior Black-belts & Adult Students Only

Parental discretion is recommended.

In his book, Meditations on Violence, on the subject of Sudden Acts of Violence, Sgt. Rory Miller says,

"... skill at fighting is the least likely to affect your survival in a sudden assault. It's better to avoid than to run; better to run than to de-escalate; better to de-escalate than to fight; better to fight than to die.

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Life and times of a wondering Martial artist

This has been an amazing year for me. Even with a run of bad luck I wouldn't have my life any other way. It is a good time to be a Martial artist, we are both the historians and scientist of unarmed combat.

With a little imagination the simple rules that govern the interaction between two fighters can be used in all kinds of problem solving exercises.

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Training the basics

One of the main challenges around training is know when to do what for how long. Please understand that martial arts is a time expensive activity and because of that people like me who have chosen to abandon the normal to train sometimes ask for more then our students can give (because they have lives outside of the dojo). So with you working peoples in mind here are some tips on how to priorities your training outside the classroom.

1. Movement

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