Better Your Martial Arts Training Through Jishu Geiko

Build your own solo training routines through traditional training methods of Junan Taiso, Hojo Undo, Meiso and more.
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  • Lectures 102
  • Length 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Designed for martial artists from all backgrounds committed to perfecting the state of fitness, mindfulness and spiritual health through consistent solo practice. The goal of this course is to provide a holistic curriculum of foundational strength and fitness training techniques for the traditional martial arts student. By following this course, students will be able to develop their own training solo circuits to fit their unique goals as a martial artist.

  • +100 videos fitness lessons for martial artists to get started.
  • Drills to add to your own training routines and classes
  • Fitness, stamina, weapons, meditation ... much more
  • Professional guest trainers
  • Community of fellow martial artists who are there to push you.


What are the requirements?

  • Students must understand that physical fitness can be dangerous and hazardous to your health if not approached carefully. While this course is for anyone, students must understand their own personal training thresholds and abide by them as they become better, without taking risks that can compromise safety.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create their own training circuit based off the lessons provided in the course.
  • Have a well rounded understanding of fitness and strength training routines for the traditional martial artist.
  • Gain a deeper perspective of proper training methodology for solo practice.
  • Move faster, train longer and remain safe in their training with a new level of fitness and stamina.
  • Develop a new sense of priority toward fitness training as a martial artist.

What is the target audience?

  • Ideal for anyone who trains in traditional martial arts, especially Jujutsu, Ninpo, Aikido, Karate, Kungfu, etc.
  • This course will provide martial art instructors with a massive catalog of fitness and meditation training that is designed to help the martial arts student reach their goals.
  • Anyone looking to gain some unique perspectives on fitness training and meditation.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Welcome message from the Instructor
Preview
05:18
How to use this course
Preview
03:15
02:09

Nothing is more important than your own safety and the safety of those you train with. Please watch this video and understand how to progress through these videos to make the most out of them safely.

03:42
The environment that you train in should not be built for comfort, rather it should be as close to the natural climate you are in as reasonably possible. In this video, I explain my opinion of temperate in relationship to skill development and your own personal progress as a martial artist.
Section 2: Taisō
Junan Taisō Introduction
03:02
01:23
A basic exercise to lightly stretch the bicep muscle and elbow. This stretch is to be done slowly and regularly.
00:46
This lesson is a basic wrist rotation. Done correctly, you want to engage the elbows and shoulders in this movement to maximize range potential and quality of stretch.
Junan Taisō Part 1
15:17
Junan Taisō Part 2
11:04
03:36
This is an extremely important lesson, especially for disciplines that use wrist locks excessively. This must become part of yoour regular routine. This lesson will take you through a sequence of four cardinal directions of wrist locking without losing contact of the hands.
01:08
In this lesson, I present two exercises for finger health. The first is basic gripping and extending the fingers as far outward as they will go. It's best practice to do this exercise with breath and abdominal tension alignement in the movement. The second exercise is gently rotating the thumb back.
Basic Shoulder Lift Rotations
02:01
01:13
This is a basic cross body shoulder stretch where I add two variables for those with more range of motion. First, engage the stretching arm by bending the elbow and bringing the hand to the back. Second is to place the opposite hand behind the head.
Stretch: Shoulder & Elbow, Warrior Catch
01:37
Section 3: Taisō
Class Warmup 1, Complete Basic Progression
04:00
Class Warmup 1, Advanced Progression 1
01:26
Class Warmup 1, Advanced Progression 2
02:00
Class Warmup 1, Advanced Progression 3
02:37
Class Warmup 2, Complete Basic Progression
14:23
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 1
01:36
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 2
01:09
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 3
02:38
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 4
02:11
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 5
01:57
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 6
02:05
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 7
02:13
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 8
01:07
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 9
00:58
Class Warmup 2, Advanced Progression 10
01:55
Class Warmup 2, Review
01:59
Section 4: Core Training
Kickups
01:44
Superman to Swimmer Progression
02:10
01:01
This is an advanced version of the basic 'Swimmer' where I am adding an eight pound leverage to my arms to put more load into the core. This is geared more toward people who are comfortable with long reps of core training exercises such as the swimmer, and should be avoided by students new to this type of training.
Plank to Two Point Plank Progression
02:13
Box to Isolated Box Progession
03:12
Mountain Climber to Speed Climber Progression
01:12
Squat Thrust
01:22
Modified Squat Thrust to Burpee Progression
01:58
Section 5: Ki Kō
Introdcution
11:12
Lifting the sky, Progression 1
06:48
Lifting the sky, Progression 2
08:59
Lifting the sky (moon), Progression 3
09:00
Woman combs hair, Progression 1 & 2
02:09
Section 6: Undō
Introduction
09:07
Makiwara
Article
Makiwara: Introduction
03:54
Makiwara: Design
04:41
03:26
In this progression, you are isolating only your arms and hands when striking the makiwara. Limit the amount of body movement and keep you hips low when doing these repetitions.
02:40
In this progression the inportant point is keeping the knees over the feet with the movement. Keep you hips low, shifting side to side with each strike and do not let the knees twist.
01:58
In the third progression, the important point is to now use correct footwork. Depending on the discipline of study, focus on incorporating proper full body movement with your strikes.
02:34
In the final progression, the goal is to build your leaping skill - creating and gaining distance quickly while building strength and power in your legs.
05:55
In this lesson, I present how to use the makiwara with developing basic front kicking. The important points in the first progression are to develop your grounded core and core groups, while training yourself to not rebound off the target from the kick.
02:11
Continuing with the first progression, this version demands that you hold your kicking leg in place for several seconds versus quickly dropping it back down to regain balance.
01:51

This progression of the front kick involves training from a bladed stance while training to minimize excessive movement with the upper body.

04:20
In this progression level of the front kick, we stack the previous lessons and now explore and develop our sense of distance through movement along with various striking combinations.
02:09
This is the basic side kicked trained in jissen kobudo. The principles of creating a stable core during kicks can be trained from any type of side kick, what's important is focussing on this point and not bouncing off the makiwara following your kick.
03:11
In this exercise, I stack the previous two progressions and now focus on developing strong use of distance along with combination strikes. For the demonstration, I use one combination strike, but you can use as many as you wish for your own routine.
01:43

Here I present the fundamental method of training a back kick against makiwara.

01:54

Here I present the fundamental method of training a back kick against makiwara.

01:58

Here I present the fundamental method of training a back kick against makiwara.

Makiwara: Kakushi Keri, Progression 1
01:45
01:28
This version of Kakushi Keri is done from a bladed stance with the back leg. Another version of this kick (not recorded) is kicking as in take ori.
02:09
In this version of Kakushi Keri, we explore striking with combinations, leaping in and out and applying the kick. For the demonstration, I only use one strike, but your training can add as many as you wish.
Article
Chi Ishi (weighted levers) are concrete weights that are attached to a wooden pole. The practitioner strongly grips to the end of the wooden pole (opposite the concrete weight), and moves his or her wrist and arms in motions used in techniques normally used in kata or against opponents. This weighted training helps strengthens the fingers, hands, arms, and chest.
03:28

This is the first of two single handed progressions with the Chi Ishi.

Chi Ishi: Kata te, Progression 3
03:40
Chi Ishi: Kata te, Progression 4
02:31
Chi Ishi: Kata te, Progression 5
01:57
Chi Ishi: Ryote, Progression 1
01:29
Chi Ishi: Ryote, Progression 2
01:07
Maki Age
Article
02:12

In this video, I introduce the basic elements to the maki age kigu.

03:08
Here I will present the basic progression of the maki age, rolling the wrists. With the basic rolling exercises, I use the 14 lb weight, but with exercises beyond the wrist, I move up to the 18 lb. as you will see.
03:04
The second progression for maki age is to lift the weight over the head transferring load to the shoulders while still being supported in the forearms and wrists. The most important this is to not let the weight wobble.
Maki Age: Progression 3
01:46
Maki Age: Basic Curl
02:43
Maki Age: Upright Row
01:39
Maki Age: Shoulder Roll
01:31
Suburi
Article
Suburi: Introduction 1 & Warmup
09:41
Suburi: Introduction 2
03:03
Suburi: Men, Basic Progression
05:41
Suburi: Dō, Progression 1 & 2
05:26
Suburi: Yoko Men, Progression 1 & 2
07:05
Suburi: Kiri Age, Progression 1 & 2
06:11
Suburi: Tsuki, Progression 1 & 2
04:13
​Bō
Article
02:44
In this introduction, I talk about the difference in weapon style versus training tool style I use in my own training. As well, the importance and difference that a polearm style training tool can serve in your own training. In the martial art I study, polearms play an important role in the overall syllabus so therefore it makes sense that it's part of my daily routine. If it's not in your, you should still not ignore this valuable type of training.
​Bō: Progression 1
07:53
05:20

In this exercise, I introduce one of the most basic techniques in fundamental bōjutsu, Bōfuri. Done with a veavier weapon at a slow and consistent pace will give you an advantage to controlling the weapon at speed, as well as conditioning your fore-arms and wrists. This is an excellent exercise.

Bō: Bōfuri
03:05
Bō: Jodan Uke
05:55
Article

In this category we will be looking at how to use medicine balls, bulgarian bags and sand bags.

01:33
This is one of my favorite training tools to help better my Budo training and overall body strength. The small medicine ball that I use in these lessons can be easily found at most sporting goods stores, is packed with fine sand with a rubber shell, ideal for gripping.

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Instructor Biography

Adam Mitchell, Professional Martial Artist, Business Consultant and Speaker

About Adam:
Adam is a business owner and entrepreneur from New York, with an unconventional history of business success. He's a professional martial artist, community leader, keynote speaker, business consultant and family man.


He has just completed his first book on small business management called 'Running A Dojo, Commitment to Preservation'

Specialties:

Motivating people to create powerful, quality of life changing choices and products; from training kids to be warriors to guiding executives to profoundly impact in their market.

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