For a long time it has been pointed out by insiders that self-defence does not require specific physical preparation, but that instead it is enough to know a few simple techniques to be able to juggle peacefully during a conflict.
The reality is unfortunately very different where the technical part of this discipline, represents only a third of the necessary components (besides a bit of luck!) to be able to fight an aggression in the best way. In fact, in addition to the purely technical part, it will be necessary not to neglect the physical-athletic and psycho-behavioral components.
In order to make the reader better understand what is exposed, let’s give an example: the football player who fractures his tibia during a fight and a Thai Boxer who instead kicks at maximum power hitting the opponent’s tibia and body without injury.
This substantial difference will depend on the type of physical conditioning to which the athlete is subjected in fact a fighter, during his career, will encounter multiple bone micro-traumatisms that in the healing process will lead to the formation of a callus bone that will allow the bone itself to be more solid and robust than the original.
Of course, the above is only an extremity of what it is necessary to make the students to do in order to make them to all intents and purposes personal defense athletes.
In fact, it is precisely what is often not considered, that is to say that personal defence is not, and cannot be considered an activity for sedentaries, but rather must improve the physical components of our students day after day.
Thinking even more extensively, one of the most important aspects of self-defence is prevention, such as avoiding aggression by running away.
Well, so far so good, but how many students are being trained for this? How many are able to sprint and run away? Or how many times do you hear about combat sports or martial arts practitioners who are involved in violence for futile reasons, such as not giving priority at a crossroads. In that case, a practitioner of self-defense without adequate physical conditioning, in front of a boxer who throws fists well settled on his face, how many chances can he have, to fight or at least to escape?
For this reason, it is believed that physical preparation in this discipline represents the link between what is impossible (but for many “instructors” considered almost trivial) and what can become possible.
To allow such improvements, it will be necessary to stimulate the body in the best possible way, respecting human physiology and biomechanics.
Unfortunately, we must remember how the exercises that past masters proposed were based more on methods inherited from their own experiences than from scientific knowledge; for years there have been unnecessary, if not counterproductive, exercises proposed.
This has led to the search for a scientific justification for every motor proposal, the substantial difference between what happens in the gym and real combat is really wide, Just imagine performing a simple exercise like standing on one foot on a 50 cm support, and then imagine performing it on the same support but suspended 50 meters above the ground.
Well in that case nothing can be left out, but it will be necessary to adopt a method capable of creating a new mental dimension and a higher state of inner calm.
For this and other reasons the course FDKM Conditioning Specialist has been created, with the aim of increasing the physical awareness of its students, improving the specific technique of the activity practiced through the development of specific physical skills: strength, endurance, rapidity, joint mobility, balance and proprioception.
Only by knowing how to correctly set up the training program with concepts related to physical functionality and the specificity of the discipline, the student will be able to increase correctly and acquire the right awareness day after day.