Chimpcheng's Log - A Simians Journey Toward Martial Immortality...

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  1. Seventh

    Seventh Super Sexy Sushi Time

    Welcome back!
     
  2. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Woooooooooooo!
     
  3. Ero-Sennin

    Ero-Sennin Highly Skilled Peeper Supporter

    Took me a year to be able to really workout after I messed up my knee when I was younger, another two years (total of three) for it to actually feel like my knee again. Had a physical a few months ago and they said it was definitely loose as far as the joint went, but that just means my previous injury healed in a way that makes it prone to more injury (go figure . . .). It takes a while man, patience and persistence. Good luck!
     
  4. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Back to training with a bang following Chinese New Year and knee injury.

    10 x 2 minute pad work - boxing, CLF and knees and roundhouses
    30 seconds rest in between rounds
    10 x 2 minutes light/hard sparring - hands only
    30 seconds rest in between rounds
    3 x 1 minute two vs one light sparring
    No rests between rounds
    1 x 2 minutes three vs three vs three (just for fun)
    Warm down

    Nice. :)
     
  5. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    After a huge hiatus thanks to a gammy knee (it crunches and stuff and had to have three months of physio) and laziness, I am back doing MMA. Sadly, my return was ill timed as the school I go to have just started their conditioning cycle.

    This consisted of:

    1 x 2 mins bike
    1 x 2 mins bag pull (heavy punch bag on end of rope, pulling hand over hand, flip and repeat)
    1 x 2 mins squats on wobble board
    1 x 2 mins handstand - static and wall crawling
    1 x 2 mins running on a crash mat
    1 x 2 mins medicine ball squat jumps
    1 x 2 mins bag jumps
    1 x 2 mins hurdles (bounce over a set of five)
    1 x 2 mins chin-up bar
    1 x 2 mins jumps (onto a stack of mats thigh high and back down)
    1 x 2 mins tyre steps
    1 x 2 mins weights bar
    1 x 2 mins hammers
    1 x 2 mins plates
    1 x 2 mins kettle bells

    Tomorrow, Kung Fu...
     
  6. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Much of the Kung Fu class was forms, which although have their place and uses, bore me quite a bit now.

    However, there was pad work involving a mix of boxing and CLF hands.
     
  7. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    More MMA conditioning but, this time, set in trios where we had to move from station to station without breaks:

    Round one:
    1 x 1.5 mins sledge hammer
    1 x 1.5 mins punchbag rope pull and drag
    1 x 1.5 mins weights

    Round two:
    1 x 1.5 mins handstand wall crawl
    1 x 1.5 mins jumping lunges with dumbells
    1 x 1.5 mind plate

    Round three:
    1 x 1.5 mins bag jumps
    1 x 1.5 mins lunges
    1 x 1.5 mins jogging/sprawls/get ups on crash mat

    Round four:
    1 x 1.5 mins plate push
    1 x 1.5 mins step jumps (jump on, jump off, jump over)
    1 x 1.5 mins squat jumps up stacks of mats

    In between was active rests such as burpees and lunges, otherwise it was straight onto the next station.

    Following this was pyramid squats, pyramid push ups and pyramid exercises hitting abs and legs.

    Horrible... :D
     
  8. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    No MMA this week thanks to the EDL demo in town, however, I did make it to the Fu session:

    Drilled basic kicks in line
    Inner and outer thigh conditioning
    Drilled advanced kicks in line
    5 x 2 mins kick sparring (different partners)
    Drilled Kung Fu punches in line
    5 x 2 mins focus mitt/Thai pads - punching and kicking
    Drilled punching and blocking
    Forms

    Fun for everyone...
     
  9. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Back to MMA conditioning class and we went all out on Tabata Training, one of them there High Intensity Interval Training thingies.

    We did the following in twenty second bursts with ten seconds rest for four sets with the final fifth set being thirty seconds:

    Deep squats
    Jumping squats
    Bunny hops
    Burpees
    Varied push ups
    Varied sit ups
    Mat lifts (gym mat over head, dip right arm, then left, repeat)
    Shadow box and burpees
    Active stretches

    I'm sure I'm missing something, but you get the picture...
     
  10. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    We are now transitioning from conditioning into MMA techniques:

    Round 1:
    1 x 3 mins round houses on a heavy static bag
    1 x 3 mins punching and elbows on a sliding heavy bag
    1 x 3 mins punching and elbows on a heavy free swinging bag

    Round 2:
    1 x 3 mins exercise bike
    1 x 3 mins knee ups and jack knives on a crash mat
    1 x 3 mins burpees and/or medicine ball bounce

    Round 3:
    1 x 3 mins ground and pound on a man shaped bag
    1 x 3 mins ground and pound and strikes from scarf hold on a dense bag
    1 x 3 mins ground and pound and strikes from scarf hold on denser bag

    There then followed a section where we had a kick shield each, did an exercise such as V-ups etc., then followed by more GnP or knees. This lasted about 15 mins, followed by active stretching.

    :hat:
     
  11. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Bit of lazy Kung Fu today:

    Forms:
    Primarily to warm up for pad work and sparring, but also to train techniques and as a "memory jogger" for returners.

    Pad work:
    1 x 2 mins boxing drills (jab; jab, cross; jab, cross, hook; jab, cross, hook, uppercut)
    1 x 2 mins boxing drills (as above, with a roundhouse at the end of the combo)
    1 x 2 mins boxing drills (as above, minus the kicks, but covering/blocking/avoiding being hit back by the pad holder)
    1 x 2 mins boxing drills and CLF punching (including chaps, pows, kups, teens, dengs and gwa's)

    Some partners included body shots and singular/combo'd "power" punches and kicks. Sprawls and burpees for the less faint of heart.

    Sparring:
    2x 2 min rounds followed by a final 3 min round (hard contact)

    Forms:
    Ended with a bit more form work.
     
  12. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Back to MMA conditioning:

    1 x 3 mins composed of 1.5 mins wall crawls and 1.5 mins jump lunges
    1 x 3 mins composed of 1.5 mins push ups and 1.5 mins jump squats
    1 x 3 mins composed of 1.5 mins burpees and 1.5 mins tuck jumps
    1 x 3 mins composed of 1.5 mins bag jumps and 1.5 mins squats

    30 seconds rest

    1 x 3 mins sledgehammer strikes on tractor tyre
    1 x 3 mins steps and high jump

    30 seconds rest

    1 x 3 mins rolling push up into clean and lift (40kg weight bar)
    1 x 3 mins plate push
     
  13. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Back to Tabata training (20 second bursts with 10 second rests, repeat):

    1 x 2 mins crouched bag jumps
    30 second rest
    1 x 2 mins standing bag jumps
    30 second rest
    1 x 2 mins sit ups
    30 second rest
    1 x 2 mins push ups
    30 second rest
    1 x 2 mins squats/jumping lunges
    30 second rest
    1 x 2 mins weights

    This was followed by the exact same circuit at 1 minutes each with no break inbetween.

    Next week begins the catch wrestling.
     
  14. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Began the Catch Wrestling portion of my MMA class syllabus. Had ourselves a brief history lesson before diving in with loads of techniques. Now, they were mostly pins with double wrist subs and cranks and I'm going to have huge difficulty writing down the techniques here, sooooo:

    1 x 1.5 hours Catch Wrestling

    :evil:
     
  15. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    More catch wrestling at MMA today. Drilled single and double leg takedowns, a complicated set of holds and pins for an hour and a half and then did the following:

    1 x 3 mins defending underhooks, chokes and other holds.
    1 x 3 mins defending from guard when you're wearing a hoodie backwards and zipped up, taking away sight and the ability to breathe. The point being to "feel" for techniques being applied and to be applied.

    Awful. :evil:
     
  16. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Back to MMA and more catch wrestling but this time in the cage.

    Drilled any techniques defending against double and single leg takedowns.
     
  17. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Bit of Kung Fu today.

    Drilled the following:

    Straight leg kicks
    Inside and outside crescent kicks
    Front teep, back push kick into side kick
    Front sweep, back sweep, side kick
    Front kick/low side kick
    Gwa Choy into Deng Choy into jumping double crescent kick
    Been Choy into side kick into Gwa Choy
    Back sweep, front sweep, back sweep
    Thai kick into Gwa Choy
    Roundhouse into check/cover

    3 x 2 mins kick sparring

    Cheh Choy
    Gwa Choy
    Gwa Chan Chap Choy
    Gwa double Ping Chap
    Pow/Kup Choy
    Pow Choy double Kup Choy
    Pow Choy, Kup Choy, Chap Choy

    5 x 1.5 mins pad work
    1 x 15 seconds covering from a heavy assault
    2 x 2 mins bare fist boxing

    Forms/lion dance training.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  18. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Nice set of drills there.

    Looks like a well structured and enjoyable session.
     
  19. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Would have gone into semi to hard contact sparring but people needed to do forms and lion dancing training for a demo in London next week.
     
  20. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Back to MMA this weekend. Drilled defence against takedowns in the cage, but we upped the ante by piling on the pressure, punching our way into creating an opening to attempt a shoot.

    Came away with a strained neck... :cry:

    Today, headed to the gym:

    1 x 15 mins bike machine
    1 x 15 mins cross trainer

    Bench presses, working our way up to 55kg, sets of 10 reps.
    3 x E Z bar curls (7, 7, 6) reps of 10.
    Dumb bells 12kg and 14kg reps.
    Arm curls up to 42kg.

    My arms ache... :cry:
     

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