TRAINING CONSOLIDATED THE ‘JET SETS’ OF AMS-N.W.

When training in the martial arts, all of us should be getting better, stronger, remaining more focused and doing things more efficiently during those training periods that we do have in today’s ‘Busy World.’ Ultimately, we all must prepare for the ‘Real World’ using the best exercises, methods of training and the correct mindset and doing all of it, efficiently. This is why I developed the ‘Jet Sets.’ Not only to keep things fresh in our minds but also to keep the body growing and the mind striving for more.

 

What are the Jet Sets?

Well, the thought is, that it’s an exercise and attribute training program, based on cross training methodologies, extracted from my backgrounds in the martial arts, body conditioning, weight lifting, collegiate sports and multi-age level sports coaching. The Jet Sets include both individual (Solo) and partner (2-man) programs that you can easily design yourself.

 

The Jet Sets are for today’s faster paced world, where the not-so full time martial artist, whose world of a 9-5 job, family, outside distractions and responsibilities put their training opportunities at risk every week and for those full and part-time teachers looking to be more efficient with their class schedules. We all must put together training programs that get things done faster, fit our schedules, keep us ready when our time comes and that easily works into our schedules by not taking away from or minimalizing any of the details.

The Jet Set’s goals are to develop reasonable strength and endurance, while refining our currently trained offensive and defensive skill attributes, in a setting where stress is induced through the conditioning exercises, fatigue, attention to every detail (a), variety, distractions and high speed drilling.

 

If you are learning a new offensive or defensive attribute drill, it really isn’t for the Jet Sets program. The drills should already be well known to you. You should have previously and continue to cover the nuances of what the drills show you, teaches and provides for you in the regular class curriculum(s). The Jet Sets drills merely provide a platform to do the basic, intermediate and advanced actions of a solo workout and partner interaction drills to keep the overall premise of those motions and timings in the forefront of our minds. More advanced folks, when working together can add the more difficult secondary and tertiary aspects of any drill, as long as the additional actions flows smoothly and allows the (2) partners to interact.

 

How are the Jet Sets accomplished?

The Jet Sets are timed rounds of pre-established exercise or drill with rest periods in between. There are (3) rounds each of (4) exercises and (4) drills, alternating between the two.
The exercise and drill periods are (1) minute and the rest periods are (30) seconds each inserted between each exercise and drill. That’s 12 minutes per full round, times 3, for a 36 minute workout. A fourth round would yield you even more opportunities and results over 48 minutes.

 

The physical exercises should consist of a variety of; body weight, machine, bike, treadmill, climber, free weights or bands and Cross Fit type exercises. The exercise, weight, tension or position for any exercise may need adjusting in order to do the exercise for the complete minute. That all changes with progress too.

                                                       Exercise Examples (1)

 

These weight, resistance and aerobic/anaerobic challenges should be set up to have you succeed and complete the one minute round, yet push you to your Level Ten Threshold as you get into the latter rounds. It’s really up to you. Push hard through these sets or be pushed around by the bad guy.

The martial arts drills will consist of Empty Hand, Single and Double Knife, Single and Double Stick, Staff and Espada y Dagger. (Sword and Dagger) This also includes doing weapon type drills, practicing them empty handed and vice versa, thus giving you quite a lot to choose from and diversify routines.

                                                                    Drilling Examples

 

The Jet Sets, as a whole, can be done individually or with partners. Remember, we cannot do a two-man drill by ourselves. You could invent something, but that’s a different article. The Jet Set programs will reflect all of this. You need to invent your own.

 

What type of drill is right for the Jet Sets?

For any drill to be used in the Jet Set, it should be of the nature to have value in offense, in defense or in weapons handling. The drill should be memorized to the point of at least an Advanced Beginner to Intermediate level practitioner level. The drills are always done in a high performance vacuum. Without the previous knowledge of the movements of any drill, you’re defeating the concept of high octane exercise and high speed engagement.

 

When appropriate, sparring of all methods, speed and levels of contact can also be incorporated at any time, for the 1 minute duration.

 

Where to start?

To start, besides punching the timer, begin with an exercise, follow with rest, then a designated drill and again rest. Repeat this (4) times and that equals (1) round or (12) minutes of drill and rest.

The Jet Sets are done following these training principles of Advanced Martial Systems:

Be ready, pay attention, know what’s next, (You’re on a Timer)

Be dynamic in your efforts (Always use movement when possible)

Use safety equipment, Always

Keep your breath moving and drink water during breaks

Use loud music, change lighting, limit vision and create silence (Distractions)

Write it all down and keep track of your efforts, drills and progress.

Remember to Always Be On Time.

 

After finishing with the Jet Set workout, what’s next?
In class, after doing your workout and drinking some water, hit your class curriculum, in a timely manner and develop more drills for future Jet Sets.

Keep the intensity and focus throughout.

Also remember the (5) Ways of Learning while you practice:
See It, Hear It, Do It, Write it down, Teach It

This will help with your Understanding. Your Understanding breeds Simplicity.

 

Reference(s)

  • Stance, Position, Angle, Line Delivery, Retraction, Live Hand and more

* Exercise Examples, Graphics courtesy of Google

**Special Thanks again to Vicente' Vasquez for his assistance in the photo’s added

 

Example(s)

 

2-MAN JET SET #1 IS: FMA

 

Round 1

Exercises

Chest/Shoulders/Back

Arms

Legs

Core

 

Drills-

Heaven Six, Double Knife, Standard Grip

3 Count Sumbrada, Single knife, Standard Grip

Slash and Thrust, Angles 1-12 against partner’s attacks (1st Person)

Hubud Lubud, Root

 

Round 2

Exercises

Chest/Shoulders/Back

Arms

Legs

Core

 

Drills-

Heaven and Earth, Double Knife, Standard Grip

Kali Thrusting Triangle

Slash and Thrust, Angles 1-12 against partner’s attacks (1st Person)

Hubud Lubud, Straight Punch with Cut Parry

 

Round 3

Exercises

Chest/Shoulders/Back

Arms

Legs

Core

 

Drills-

Earth (Heaven), Double Knife, Standard Grip

Interior Rolling Empty Handed, with Switch

Slash and Thrust, Angles 1-12 against partner’s attacks (2nd Person)

Hubud Lubud, Elbow

 

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SOLO JET SET #1 IS: (Karate)

 

Round 1

Exercises-

Chest/Shoulders/Back

Legs

Arms

Core

 

Drills- Using the Horse Stance

Karate Punches, Jaw

Karate Punches, Abdomen

Karate Punches, Groin

Karate Punches, All Three (In Combination)

 

Round 2

Exercises-

Chest/Shoulders/Back

Legs

Arms

Core

 

Drills- Using the Horse Stance

Karate Blocks Rising

Karate Blocks Middle

Karate Blocks Lower

Karate Blocks All Three (In Combination)

 

Round 3

Exercises-

Chest/Shoulders/Back

Legs

Arms

Core

 

Drills- Using the Horse Stance

Karate Kicks, Front

Karate Kicks, Roundhouse

Karate Kicks, Side
All Four (In Combination) with Back Kick

 

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