Martial arts will take the whole life to master and actually understand it. There are too many skills and techniques to look at such as punch/ kick, balance, agility, endurance, and stability.
Each of them cooperates and supplement with others. This article will tell you a few advice that probably helps to improve your quickness.
How Do They Work Together
As I said these skills and features work together and they overlap during training.
• Horse stance is tough and painful for a long time standing under the sun. However, it will improve our leg’s core at the same time with progressing our balance
• Intense-workout makes cardiovascular perfect, neutralizing the risk of stroke on a daily basis. In addition, our endurance will be considerably increased.
It is hard to say in detail of how those things biologically affect each other, but once we lay our body on the difficult circumstance, it will be ready to step up to a higher level.
How To Improve Your Agility
The agility is nothing if you stand improperly. You cannot be quick without balance and cannot perform hand/ leg techniques with a shaking leg.
The first lesson of almost Asian martial arts is running and horse stance for even several years before going to actual challenges.
(of course, in this century, martial arts are becoming commercial, they don’t provide such time-consuming lessons as before).
Here are some tutorial to improve your agility
High intensity-workout and core training
An exercise like insanity is torture to our body, but its benefits bring to us is huge. We can see the result just within 1-2 months.
The lesson burns a huge amount of fat, increases the effectiveness of cardiovascular and make our endurance to be a higher level.
Some exercises such as the negative pull-up, plank hold, etc.. support your core body. These exercises do not focus on specific muscle groups, however, the body is firm and having capable of being sufferable.
Furthermore, these pieces of training supplement for more difficult techniques as chain punch. And our body will be able to receive several powerful strikes without being stunned.
Add More Weight For Training
Wearing a weight vest, carrying heavier dumbbell while pushing up or pulling up is very useful that contributes to the progress of your muscle. Immediately, you can feel your body lighter and more flexible after training.
Some people often add more weight on their leg to run and jump, which is an ancient method of levitation.
The method strengthens muscle groups in their leg, giving them more power when they do climbing, running on the water surface or a throwing a simple kick.
Do techniques daily, weekly and yearly
If you are quick but you still have to think to perform your punch, you are in the wrong track.
The final goal of martial art is to let techniques and skills become a part of us. We live, drink and eat with them.
In order to do that, the only way that makes you a master is to practice as much as you can under supervise from your trainer.
Overall, the theory of agility is much simpler than its real exercise. You need to train your body and mind until you have 100 percent controlling the whole body.
If you prefer Muay Thai, there is a tutorial to pick the right size of Muay Thai Gloves
Every single training serves only 1 purpose of getting body parts in order and following our command within a second and without thinking.