Typical Vagabond Warrior Seminar

Vagabond Warriors Seminar- Typical List of Activities






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



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



Relevant exercises – retaining muscle memory and promoting better recovery


Closing Discussion


Recommended resources

Future training

Questions and Answers


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