Wednesday, September 3, 2008

These Guys Got Balls; Part 1



The next couple of posts we will take a look at how people are using training balls to improve their martial arts. I picked up some smaller kids beach-balls last year and had students hold them to their body in the "peng" or ward-off position. This helped them keep the proper arm shape in simple push hands drills, when their structure was collapsing before.
Now I really like how these jujitsu guys are using the stability ball. If you listen to the descriptions of the practice, they talk about "Whole-body connectivity" and "taking away the space (between body and ball)". These are concepts that are used in Internal Martial Arts practice, such as push hands in Taiji and joint-locking and body manipulation in Aikido and other arts.
--Stay tuned for a couple other ideas...

7 comments:

Sa Bum Nim Pieschala said...

Weird.

Speechless.

Big Sexxxy said...
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Big Sexxxy said...

Hey I train with those guys! Dave a is a great friend of mine. Thanks for posting the video!

Big Sexxxy said...
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Sa Bum Nim Pieschala said...

big sexxxy,
Do you train with those guys?

ever hear of "Dave" :0

Big Sexxxy said...

Not so much at Impact but I do still train with Dave... I am going to see him on Saturday.

Scott said...

Hey, I just couldn't help myself. This looks exactly like what every modern dancer does when they "get on" a physioball. I've been watching/doing that for 20 years.
A friend of mine worked at a startup during the dot-com boom. He said they had a big War Room that was filled with physioballs. They would go in there and fight to blow off steam during their 60 hour work days. I think the rule was you had to be balanced on a ball in order to attack, with another ball or anything else. Sounds like fun.
The company crashed but the CEO got to keep his Hummer.