Typical Vagabond Warrior Seminar

Vagabond Warriors Seminar- Typical List of Activities

 

 

Introduction

 

Declarations

Safety Brief

Seminar Protocol

Refreshments, Amenities and Rest Periods

 

Coach introduction

Plan of the day

Course limitations

The Vagabond Warriors Approach

 

History of Cross Training

 

Clarification – Scepticism – Individuality

 

Deciding the purpose of your training and understanding the purpose of a deviation Constant rational inquiry – science and critical thinking  

Putting yourself or your student at the centre of the training rather than the art, style or system

Warm-up

 

Relevant exercises – specificity, controversy and balancing maximum benefits

 

The Hierarchy of Training – Time Management for the Martial Artist

 

Specific Training

 

Defined as focusing on one specific technique or tactic

Quarrying instinctive techniques and tactics through restrictive pressure activities

Progressively drilling and then testing said quarried technique

 

Strategy One – Creating and maintaining distance

Tactics – Pushing, Controlling, Striking and Evasive Manoeuvres

 

Strategy Two – Closing down distance

Tactics – Covering, Grappling and Capturing Manoeuvres

 

Attribute Training

 

Defined as intelligent cross-training

Researching other schools, systems and instructors

Using a set structure to gain attributes for designated purpose

 

Strategy One – Strike-Based Systems

Strategy Two – Grappling Based Systems

 

Functional Fitness

 

Defined as improving physical and mental conditioning through relevant exercises (also see warm-up and warm-down)

Aspects of Training

 

Think like the coach – real leadership and discipline (clarification)

Critical appraisal (scepticism)  

  1. Can the drill be improved?
  2. How is the drill flawed?

 

A map for personal goals in training (individuality)

Testing, Experimenting and Exploring

 

Assessing claims and trends in martial arts – consumer awareness

Common logical fallacies in martial arts

 

Pressure Tests – discovering what works

Pressure Ordeals – discovering how you work

 

Doubt, error and failure – True individual growth in martial arts

Warm-Down

 

Relevant exercises – retaining muscle memory and promoting better recovery

 

Closing Discussion

 

Recommended resources

Future training

Questions and Answers

 

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