Suicide Drills for Better Martial Arts Conditioning

Black Belt Wiki is a free martial arts wiki. We will help you with Shotokan Kata, Taekwondo Forms, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Kyokushin, Judo, Terminology, etc. You can also learn about different martial arts styles. This wiki will also improve your martial arts agility, balance, conditioning, flexibility, speed, etc. Please help others by adding info to this wiki. Page Date - 07 Nov 2017 15:45

FYI - We will be transferring to a new software platform this summer (in order to be better viewed on mobile devices, etc). We apologize for any disruptions!! Things are going a little slower than expected but we hope to be fully converted by the end of August.

Suicide Drills for Better Martial Arts Conditioning

This page will teach you how to do "Suicide Drills" (as known as Shuttle Runs). These intense sprinting drills are used to improve overall martial arts agility, conditioning and speed. These drills are also used by many other sports (such as basketball, soccer and football) in order to improve athletic performance. Suicide drills involve running to cones or line markers at progressively further distances.

Examples of Suicide Drills - Click on the exercise links below for videos & instructions

  • Forward Suicides - An athlete will sprint forward to the 5 yard line, sprint back to the start, sprint to the 10 yard line, sprint back to the start, sprint to the 15 yard line, sprint back to the start, sprint to the 20 yard line and finally sprint back to the start.
  • Karaoke Suicides or Carioca Suicides - This is a lateral speed drill that uses the Karaoke or Carioca technique (a cross-stepping movement) in order to complete the suicide running drill.
  • Lateral Suicides - This is another suicide drill variation. However, with this exercise, the athlete will perform a lateral shuffle (versus a forward sprint) to each cone or designated yard line.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional agility drills (i.e. agility ladder drills), please visit the main Martial Arts Agility section.

Instructional Video with a Suicide Drill Tutorial

Instructional Video with a Suicide Drill Tutorial


Please support this free martial arts wiki
by buying books & gear via the Amazon links below.


At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki receives a small commission on purchases made through the links in this section. As an Amazon Associate, Black Belt Wiki earns from qualifying purchases such as martial arts books. This helps us to keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!!!


Instructors. Black Belts & Martial Arts Enthusiasts

Help beginners by adding information to this website.
In return, we will link back to your martial arts school, blog or website.
This will help you to attract new students or readers!







Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced. All rights reserved.
This website is copyright protected under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer and privacy policy.



This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.



Martial Arts
Shoes



Martial Arts
Knee & Ankle Support


Popular
Martial Arts Books

Flexibility

How To Books

Karate

Taekwondo

Philosophy