This page provides details for the agility ladder drill known as the Single Leg Diagonal Hop. This agility exercise uses an agility ladder drill in order to improve an athlete's student's agility, footwork, speed, etc. In this agility ladder drill, the martial artist stands on one leg and hops in and out of the ladder while moving forward. This drill also helps an athlete's balance and strengthens ankle and calf muscles. If this exercise is too hard, athlete can try the easier single leg forward hop (where a person stays inside the ladder moving forward versus hopping in and out).
The ability to move laterally and diagonally is useful in martial arts sparring in order to avoid an opponent's attack and position yourself for an effective counterattack. However, if you can not do it with speed, you will find the counterattack "opening" will have closed before you could launch your strike.
Martial Arts Burnout & Recovering Lost Students We have talked about martial arts "burnout". This is when a student take an extended break or leaves martial arts entirely due to work/family problems, issues with time commitment, injuries or a wide variety of other causes. How does your school deal...
Escrima "on the rocks" a clip of some fun stick work with one of my students last week blocking close quarter butting strikes while using footwork on the rocks by the shallows of the beach gonna take some more environmental training videos here in the next few weeks
What is the biggest downside of martial arts training? How would you answer a potential student if they asked "What is the biggest downside of martial arts training"? I know that we all love martial arts training... but please do not give any answers like there are no downsides, etc. Try to point out some...
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