In the third episode of our CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR BODY® Martial Arts Fitness by BUSHIDO KARATE series we give instruction on how to make a fist for executing proper punches, hammer fist to the temple strikes and defensive stance.
It’s important to correctly make a fist for punching. It does take some practice but it is so necessary to avoid injury especially if you are hitting heavy bags or focus mitts. Of course with “air” punches you won’t feel pain if your technique is incorrect. For now it matters because of the muscles you engage and build in your forearms.
Defensive stance to build calves and thighs
Defensive stance in martial arts is meant to protect the four most vulnerable parts of your body; your groin, solar plexus, throat and head. In episode 3 we break down how to establish a defensive stance and how it is helpful in building those powerful leg muscles!
Check out the first two episodes
CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR BODY® Martial Arts Fitness by BUSHIDO KARATE is a “build-upon” series. It doesn’t matter what level of fitness you are currently. If you are a disciplined fitness fanatic, you still need to learn the basics of this format which are all taken from martial arts! If you are brand spankin’ new and looking to Martial Arts Fitness to keep you interested in starting and getting in shape, Episode 1 is also where you should begin.
You can check out the first two episodes here: Episode 1, and Episode 2. They are short and sweet and will make you feel more comfortable when viewing future episodes. Without further ado….this weeks episode, Martial Arts Fitness Series 1, Episode 3