Apart from Krav Maga tactics, we at Franklin Joseph Krav Maga Self Defense Academyare not shy to adapt and learn various resistance training, Strength, Body and pain conditioning drills from traditional martial arts like Karate, Kung Fu, American Mixed Martial Arts etc.
Excerpt from Guru Franklin Joseph
We learn from the best. Krav maga for tactics, and for bone pain conditioning: Muai Thai, hardcore, full contact and best for body conditioning and increasing pain threshold of one’s mine and body. On the street, if we are exposed to crime, we do not wear gloves or can shy away from being injured fighting with bare knuckles and bones. Best way to prepare is using Muay Thai drills so that if and when we do get into street fight, we will be prepared to fight. — Franklin Joseph
Guru Franklin Joseph is a Israeli certified Senior Civilian Instructor of Krav Maga Bangalore, an Israeli Elite Military Self Defense Combat system Mixed Martial Arts with no-rules, battle-tested, fast-paced, reflex-action based tactics dedicated to no-holds-barred incapacitation for the purpose of street survival practiced in real life scenario based training.[KravMagaBangalore.in] [Post] Here we are learn Body and pain conditioning drills from Muay Thai or Thai boxing, the national sport of Thailand, resembles Western-style kick boxing and its various exercise on Bone Pain conditioning. This martial art, sometimes called, allows you to use your hands, elbows, knees, shins and feet to strike your opponent. Proponents of Muay Thai train hard to develop their bodies to meet the rigoof their sport, using practice techniques to achieve the necessary conditioning. Thai boxeemploy body tempering to toughen their bodies against punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes. This involves allowing a training partner to hit you with controlled strikes to develop both physical and mental strength. Traditional Thai boxemay also perform strikes using their shins and forearms against trees and wooden posts to thicken and strengthen their bones while conditioning them to become accustomed to pain. This type of bone-strengthening exercise is risky and not recommended.
We do Safe Conditioning
Kicking objects that are harder than your shins can damage them, while kicking objects that are still hard but slightly softer than your shin bones will strengthen them slowly and safely. As such, the most-effective way to condition the shin bones is to constantly kick pads, tyres and bags, as opposed to tree trunks, according to Kru Tony Moore in his book “Muay Thai.” Harder or heavier pads, tyres and bags may strengthen your shin bones faster without damaging them, because they are still softer than your bones. However, they will be more painful to kick, especially during the initial stages of your conditioning program.
We focus on Good Recovery
It is natural to experience pain and discomfort for a period following a conditioning session; after all, you are injuring your shins. Your body will repair these injuries over time, but you can assist it and speed up recovery time by applying ice to your shins. Fill a paper container with water and place it in a freezer. Once it’s frozen, remove the container from the freezer and tear off a portion of the paper so that ice is exposed. Rub the ice against your shins until the pain subsides slightly. In addition, consume calcium supplements to assist your body in filling micro-fractures and creating denser, stronger bones.
Muay Thai conditioning methods are potentially harmful and may lead to permanent bone and nerve damage. Moreover, Muay Thai as a competitive sport places great emphasis on medium to full-contact combat and is therefore inherently dangerous. Do not attempt to condition your bones or participate in fighting bouts unless you have undergone extensive training with an accredited instructor like our Guru Franklin Joseph or Chief Instructor Sir Vicky Kapoor.