Well, someone once said to me “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop”, so, my op was cancelled today, and my mind is more idle than usual. The Combat forum has been a little quiet lately, with a lot of regulars gone, so, let’s do something different.
Let’s talk about some training method that you do, that you would consider outside the norm. If you’re training is as much to your life as breathing, then occasionally you do some different, completely fun stuff. Now, this is not reality training or some program needed to be followed with religious fervor. Just what you do for fun and self-confidence.
Example: I know Irish occasionally trains either standing inside a tire or dragging a tire, working on his movement, plus, this time of year he is locked in a death match with Christmas trees, avoiding branches in the eye and desperate patrons.
Some of mine:
This morning several of us on the Embassy QRF were doing a site survey on a new building and after checking the elevator shaft, we went to the basement and using a maintenance key, we took turns “fighting” in the elevator. Go in the elevator, shut the door, open the door and someone would try to “stab” you with a small flashlight. The object was to get past him and out into the hall without taking a fatal blow. Fun stuff and elevators are pure death traps, proven by crushed egos I saw this morning.
If access to a range, carrying or dragging a sandbag from the 100 yard line to the 3 yard line and then drawing a firing two shots to the head.
Strapping on a 40 pound pack, climbing stairs, stadium steps, foothills, etc., stopping every 5 minutes, draw you carry blade and do 4 strikes, 2 to the throat, and 2 to the inner thigh. You will be surprised how this will exhaust you, especially controlling the pack for the leg strikes.
If you have access to a large tire to flip, make sure you have a UNLOADED handgun, flip the tire three times, draw you handgun, dry fire three times, combat reload, repeat. The problem I have is my fingers will start cramping up, making reloads slow.
If you are feeling like an Alpha male, substitute the handgun for a sledgehammer, flip the tire three times, run back get the hammer, beat on it for a while, repeat.
In the states, I will sometimes drive over to the local high school after hours, get out of the public view, and then put my vehicle in neutral and push it around the parking lot, since it is a 12 year old jeep with off road tires, it’s a bitch. I will push about 5 minutes, stop, run through some basic boxing, Kali or TKD moves, then push some more. Just some thoughts.
So, what’s yours?