The Noguchi TaiKai was a fantastic training event. Congratulations to Sean Askew from BKR Budo for putting on an event to showcase Noguchi Sensei’s bujutsu teachings. The Soke of Koto Ryu demonstrated and taught the finer points of this Ryu and more! Special guest instructors Mark Lithgow, Alex Esteve and Marcio Deshi also added unique insight and training opportunities. The TaiKai was such a success that Noguchi Sensei indicated that it would become a yearly event! In talking with other practitioners everyone is excited to get back to Japan and train. We are all hoping Japan opens up soon! That is just one reason this TaiKai was so successful in that everyone is just so excited to see the material directly from the source!
I had a beautiful day and I decided to get outdoors and get some shooting in. I went way out to a private shooting spot and worked on speed drawing, kneeling shooting, shooting from your back, prone and finally shooting from your side. It was a great afternoon of fun!
The straight jab or lunging punch can be incredibly effective. It is quick and with footwork you can cover distance. The above GIF has IRT practitioner and Pro MMA competitor Jose Prieto demonstrating its effectiveness. Make sure you get in Focus mitt and heavy bag workouts regularly so that your timing will be sharp!!! Then test it while sparring!!!
Training in the Martial Sciences is all about consistency. Continuously training and making sure even if you only have limited time that you still get your training in! Lets face it, some times life gets in the way of our training. Work happens, family obligations happen, a change in schedule happens, etc. It is how we persevere at these times that really makes the difference. If I find myself being short on time I may only do some visualization training or just some push ups and sit ups but I do try to fit something in. That is the key! Get some kind of training in no matter what! Be regular and have consistency in your training!