||Strength Training||5:15 p.m – 6 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Cardio Training||5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Strength Training||5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Thursday||Cardio Training||5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Friday||Strength Training||5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Saturday||Wushu Staff||5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.|
|Sunday||Tournament Practice||2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.|
Monday through Saturday will also include a morning routine that will work on core strength, flexibility, and perfecting stances.
This will be the base training schedule for the month of January. I kept the workouts short so that they would not take up to much time. Do to the fact that they are short, the workouts will be quite intense. For strength training sessions this month there will be a lot of super sets and calisthenics.
The cardio training will mix in a lot of basics from various styles of martial arts and may contain complete martial art forms. The training will include work on punching, kicking, and various jumps.
For Saturdays I chose to focus on the staff for this month. Feel free to follow along with any weapon of your choosing. I like staff because it is the grandfather of all weapons and I personally find it to be the most practical weapon. The techniques for the staff also translate to many different weapons, and to perfect flexible weapons you often need to learn it on the staff first.
As I said in the previous article, there is a tournament coming up and whether Arkansas Wushu winds up going or not, we sill still prepare as if we were. I like competition because it motivates you. When people know they are going to have their skills put to test, they seem to step up their practice a little bit. By finding competitions you set a deadline on bringing certain skills to a higher level and are can see improvement in that area in a more expedient manner.
What are you goals for 2019? Let us know in the comment section. Thank you for reading!