"How To Win At Close-Quarters Combat!"
The Japanese punch trees to condition their knuckles.
The Thai’s kick palm trees. And the Indonesians crack open coconuts with their bare hands.
Following in these same ancient principles we smash our arms against the body of a “special” tree with what looks like “branches” sticking out.
It’s called a Wooden Dummy.
Video clips from the Wooden Dummy DVD.
Nothing strengthens the arms and hands like a wooden dummy.
Results show very quickly.
Your palms, wrists, back of hands, fingers, inner & outer forearms are all being conditioned and strengthened simultaneously.
This gives you confidence knowing that you won’t hurt your hands or arms when engaging your opponent.
Other benefits include increased speed, flow, crispness, close quarter power (improve your power punch), footwork, and balance, as well as improvements in your kicking techniques and your ability to judge and close distance.
Looking back on my training, I have to attribute much of my foundational growth to this unusual device. It’s a tool I wouldn’t train without.
It played a big part in my foundational development and one that should play an equally large part in your training.
The benefits you’ll experience: First is toughness.
When you’re constantly hitting and slapping wood you expand your threshold for pain.
Second is explosion. The crispness of every blow. It forces you to generate maximum power in such a short distance.
Third would be Flow. To always keep attacking. If you’re struggling with this aspect, the wooden dummy will lend a helping hand because from start to finish in the 117 movements (yes, there are that many) you do with this too, you’re always attacking! It’s the way you build a powerful offense.
At Fang Shen Do, we teach classical sets as well as "free-style" ones. The first key principle to remember is this: "It is a Means to an End."
Meaning it's only a tool.
Once you've learned the classical sets, and acquired super arm conditioning, Jing (life or “snap”), flow and speed, you’ll move on to creative flow.
Another way to challenge your development is to blindfold yourself.
You’ll be "Seeing" and "Feeling" through sense of touch.
There's always a way to challenge yourself and take this to another level with the Wooden Dummy!
I’ve been training with these tools for so long, I still have my dad’s original wooden dummy. It’s 23 years old. Still intact. Still perfect. I was six and had to stand on a bench to reach the arms.
I was so excited back then, I learned all of the 117 movements in just one day!
We don't just like the classical dummy but also modern ones as well.
Some of our collection (over 50 different models) range from: spring-loaded (which adds a more human feel), breakable arms and legs, moveable (on wheels), those with timers, dummy’s made of steel, adjustable ones (height), padded, etc...
There’s so much more to the Wooden Dummy than I can even begin to describe here.
This magical 2-DVD set lets you experience all aspects of this tool today.
Investment: just $49.95 for both DVDs + shipping & handling.VIEW THE DVD