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Programmable Chaos

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How to Introduce Chaos to Your Training Without Making Your Training ChaoticGuest Blog Post With Jon Haas




The current rage in conditioning training, especially when talking about combat conditioning, is to completely change up the workout for each and every session.This has the advantage of keeping the training fresh and throwing the body into chaos each time so it never knows what hit it.The hardcore advocates of this type of conditioning stress that this environment will create a very broad and general fitness that prepares the trainee for almost every physical contingency, both known and unknowable.This enables one to prepare for the chaos and uncertainty of combat by training in an uncertain and chaotic environment.
Seems to make a lot of sense on the surface, right?
However, one of the problems resident with this type of training is that random training yields random results.It’s difficult to measure progress when the parameters are constantly shifting.
In order for the body to …

Reality Training

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"The Skills of self-protection, which should provide a feeling of inner peace and security for the martial artist, so often develops without a balance in the personality and lead the lesser martial artist into warped realms of unceasing conflict and competition which eventually consumes him."

~Toshitsugu Takamatsu (1889 - 1972)










"If you are interested in warriorship, why beat around the bush?  Why the "reality" training, and the ultimate fighting and all this?  Why not  join the Marines?  Go to Iraq or Afghanistan. That's reality.  Help others throw off oppression.  That's a warrior's job. Ahhh, maybe your real goal is to prove to yourself and/or others that you are tough.  OK, that's understandable.  But, be careful."
"By the way, I don't think you have to be a Marine (or soldier or cop) to follow the warrior path.  I just think that fighting for fun or ego is NOT the way.  There's nothing wrong with it, necessarily.   But it is…