(YMAA) – If one is to be a true martial artist, one must train their body accordingly to their art. By conditioning, the body becomes stronger and more resistant, making conditioning an essential part of any self defense discipline. When conditioning, we must see all the reasons for which we want to condition. In other words, if you want to train a specific area of the body, you have to know why and for what reasons. How do we get from where we are now, to where we want to be? We need a plan. Only then can we can know what type of conditioning training is needed. So why condition the wrists? Usually, many people will wrap their wrists with cloth, tape, or a support to protect them from being injured. This method makes sense if you are training for fun, or if you are punching the bag for good cardio workout. However, if training for the purpose of self defense, you must train accordingly.
YMAA, March 28, 2011