Kung-Fu Camp here on the East Coast of Canada came to a close. Four brave souls braved four weeks of lessons in movement (and laughter).
Each session started with burpees and ended with burpees. You can’t fight if you’re gonna gas.
First week was about circling. Circling the head, hands, torso, knees and entire body.
The second week was about pushing and pulling. Pushing on an opponent’s centre of mass, pulling on the head or limbs to control and off-balance.
The third week was about hitting. Hitting from a distance, up close, sitting, when laying on top and when on the bottom. A lesson in power generation.
Week four was about footwork. Evade.
As His Dark Side puts it, “Hit hard. Or evade. Or both. Everything else is a waste.”
So in four hourly sessions, I figure I taught them everything they need to know about fighting. It’s up to them to put in the work. That’s how I roll. Most folks just don’t. But I hope that I instilled some