Level 3 continued:
Hi, and welcome. Wow you are now at level 3, brown belt, well done. This level is the AWAKENING LEVEL. Now the hard work really begins. You are on your way to developing that INNER CALMNESS which only extensive fitness training with the shinai under extreme pressure can develop.
At this level you have a higher Knowledge and understanding of visualizing & simulating your joining techniques. You understand and practice daily the Ibuki and Nogare breathing techniques. You know the importance of pyramid fitness training to get the extra endurance out of your arms and legs. You are well versed in joining techniques at slow time, real time and understand the importance of the above real time - time zone.
You will know that your standup fighting abilities have improved through these training strategies and you realize the importance of partner training to gain the eye, hand, leg coordination that your opponents don't have. Your Core strength is developing quickly through this fights system extreme training and fitness methods.
You are starting to pick up the value of above real time joining techniques. Your fitness has increased with some extreme fitness strategies, such as, running 5kms, and every fifth lamppost, sprint one lamp post distance at 70- 80 percent effort. You will find that most lamp posts are set at different distances. ( dropping down to every 3x lamp posts as your fight approaches).
Or else you have run the Cairo Street stairs at South Coogee, (211), 5 to 10 times and on the last set, when your arms and legs are burning (don't forget the extra 5-10 kgs in your backpack), then your partner attacks you with the shinai. Great way to get your hand and feet reactions improving.
You can now watch fights of any style, club, and organization and see who is or isn't using joining techniques and see what you would do in their place.
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Moral Fiber is what separates good people from the bad. Moral fiber is the capacity to do what is right even when we think no one is looking.