Hi, master Phu Ngo, please show how to remove tiredness when sparring?
It comes down to two things conditioning and then a matter of conserving energy in motion. Are you fighting in the pressure or you learn how to move through the pressure Obviously you’ll get more tired if you go against the pressure. So learning how to control the energy, working with the energy that’s going to help you or conditioning to last longer.
And also obviously the higher potential you have for conditioning the long you’ll last most common thing is one, when you throw a punch, a recovery time is very important. So for example, if I’m punching and I’m going like this, it takes more energy because my body’s going forward versus like this and rooting, knowing how to recover by not letting the energy escape and trying to bringing it back to the idea is any energy goes out and it’s not connected to the person. Then you have to sink into the ground to get a root to be strong and use that ground to bring your energy back or continue to go forward.
Uh, a lot of push, pull type of motion. That’s what’s going to tell you out a lot of, uh, extension overexertion or tire you out. Obviously getting hit is going to tire you out. Because you’re using your energy to withstand pressure. So knowing how to move with pressure, that’s, that’s really going to help conserve you. Like I said, when you break it down, it comes down to two things.
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Conditioning and then or your expenditure of energy, the costs, every strike costs, energy, every block costs energy, every hit costs energy and getting hit costs energy. Everything you do that moves, costs, energy. The whole idea is to maximize your output with minimal input. So the idea is learn how to make yourself more efficient. Learn how to strike using the root rather than you weight. Learn how to hit more focus than it is more forceful.
Those things makes the difference. If you’re talking about in terms of grappling, you know, when you’re on the ground, rest put dead weight rather than put your force into the ground, push against the opponent , just rest on the opponent .Put one point of control, like my ribs and my body and have that weight on them. So the idea is to put pressure on them. Don’t let the pressure get put on you.
Anytime you happen to have pressure on you, then it’s going to cost you more. If they’re much stronger, it’s going to wind up expelling your energy because you’re trying to fight them. The idea is to convert energy, not fight energy. The goal is to rest on point and not go past point a watch that you’re not taking energy and going. Uh, for example, if I’m parrying someone I don’t go get it, let it drop that you can see it’s gone on my elbow verse I guess, and drawing my rest of the stays up in my hands more.
So those are the things that makes the difference, you know, um, any little bit, every time you move it’s going to cost. It might not be much of a difference, but when you add up, you know, 20 strikes, 30 strikes, they start to make a difference. So all those things, efficiency, economy of motion, that’s what you want to study. That’s what you want to practice, and that’s what you want to use.
Absolutely. And another thing is make sure that you’re breathing properly. If you’re losing your breath, you are going to lose energy.
Yes. If you’re holding your breath, that’s another thing. Good point. I should’ve said that too. But you know that that stress at the bike, that’s more less pressure on the body, but it can still generate high pressure because you’re supposed to burst the pressure to not stay on pressure for a long time.
If you feel like your heartbeat is going really, really fast and you’re losing your breath and you need to work on learning to control your breath while you’re practicing. So practice efficiency in motion. Control your breath.