Starting your combat journey means you have a lot to learn. This also means that openness of learning will help you explore the world of combat in a much better way. As a beginner, you need to start by preparing your body for an intense workout because once you are in the ring or on the mat, your training can be brutal and this will take a toll on your body. Most people think that combat is all about controlling your upper body, focusing on its power, and fostering it more. However, a large majority believes mastering the technique is the only thing that will help you win. No matter what you believe, combat training is an intense journey that requires you to stay vigilant throughout. You will learn a lot throughout the process but jumping right into the training can be a little tricky. You need to start by helping your body prepare for the training. Work on warm-up exercises and cardio because you step into techniques. As a Martial arts trainee, your body needs to be very flexible because this will help you move your body easily. Apart from this, you also need to work on the degree and angle of movement so you can move swiftly rather than taking time to strategize.
With the help of this article, we will deep dive into the training process of martial arts students. Our focus will be on simplifying the training process and we will further look into different ways to help people strategize at-home training that requires little to no supervision.
Three Month Martial Arts Plan for Beginners
Usually, beginners’ plan spreads at a period of 6 months, however, if you are consistent and you like the art you will master it easily. Within this plan, you need to divide the progress into three main sessions. For the first session, you need to start with preparing your body and getting it ready for the workout. This will not contain any technical training. Your focus will be on cardio, yoga, and meditation. Once you see improvement in flexibility the second session will be to start with technical training. You need to learn all about the punches and kicks and how you are going to use them. For this process try to watch as many videos and matches of combat games as you can. You will learn how most fighters strategize their games before starting and you will also learn some signature moves from the best players. The last session is to learn combinations and work on speed. With the help of better speed, you will be able to take down your opponent easily and this easily helps in reducing the overall response time as well. Most fighters when not work on speed end up slowing down the game which doesn’t work in their favor.
At Home Training Plan
For this plan, you need to start with simple yoga training that will take only 15 minutes. Try to strategize your workout routine and the techniques that you will practice and mediate. Deep breathing is also very important because it will help you to get ready.
The second phase of your daily workout plan will be a cardio or warm-up session. For this, you need to run for five minutes then take a break of one minute and start with rope skipping. You can change the cardio training according to your need.
The third part of the session is the basic training part where you can work on your combat training, learn some techniques, and then get on the mat. In most cases, it is recommended that you should start alone and practice your technique and speed. However, once you are confident you can fight with an opponent as well. With the help of competition, you will be able to evaluate your response and you will also be able to see if you are improving. Another very important part of tracking your progress is to monitor through video and then watch later. This will help you evaluate yourself before someone else evaluates you. In most cases, people videotape their performance especially when they are working on their technique.
To sum it all up, it all comes down to formulating a simple and easy workout plan that will not only improve your technique but also help you prepare your body for a good workout. You need to start with designing a three-month plan and then a daily plan. Apart from this, keep tracking your progress. Most people feel like they are not showing any progress but learning martial arts is a lengthy and hefty process. Even one percent progress is still considered progress. Apart from this, most professionals take a lifetime to learn, even in their 30’s they are still considered students because their body is constantly progressing and techniques are constantly developing. You will eventually see that you have better control over your body and your reflex action is better than most people which is a big sign that you are improving.
Ann Edwards is the fully qualified personal trainer from Elite sports. She has been helping people in the field of bodybuilding and fitness from more than a decade. Her career in nutrition and physical therapy has made her a fine addition for our team.