What is Conditioning?

For centuries martial and internal arts have served as tools for fitness and self-defense. They have a firm foundation of discipline, fundamentals, and consistency. 

Many of the biomotor abilities required for athleticism, are many of the same required for daily life enjoyment: Speed, Agility, Power, Strength, Flexibility, Mobility, Stability, Balance, Coordination, and Conditioning.

I’ve decided to follow the “Hardstyle” method of training as it fits perfectly within the Martial Qigong frame work.

  • Its based around the Martial Arts tradition of “Force meets Force”
  • It blends the softer movements of the restorative movements of Tai Chi and Qigong.
  • It teaches us to understand tension and relaxation.
  • It demonstrates the Yin-Yang relationship between ballistic movements and the grinding movements using Kettlebells.
  • Turning on extreme tension has value for planks.
  • Allowing yourself to become as loose as possible has a great application in restorative work, flexibility, and mobility training.

If we’re to practice Martial Qigong properly, we need to have an additional layer to help us bulletproof ourselves on our journey- which is done by bringing sports science into the equation in the most basic way to complement Martial Qigong. 

This is not a complete Conditioning program that you would more commonly see. The reason for this is that the Martial Qigong system is designed as the primary focus, while Conditioning is brought in to help strengthen key areas of the body that will be used during practice. Plus, if you have a routine that you already utilize in this area, what is offered under Martial Qigong can be implemented into your lifestyle without disruption as it would be considered an ancillary program.