Kali Fitness by Lonely Dog

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Kali Fitness by Lonely Dog

Post by TomFurman » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:06 pm

Benjamin Rittner, or Lonely Dog of the Dogbrothers is not the biggest guy, but he's an aggressive, smart, fighter. I like his YouTube channel so dropped a few bucks on a download of his video, Kali Fitness.

It's not good or bad. It's OK. He shows clips of the movements and application during a workshop in Europe. Then he strings them together into 8 rounds of working out with others at his private gym.

The value is repeating the motions and building Specific Endurance relative to the skills. You will still need some foundational work in the LSD of running or biking as a base.

I'm not fond of 3 minutes of spinal rocks since lots of flexion is not my friend.

My advice is to pull from his Youtube channel and write down drill segments. Then make them into rounds and you will have a broader menu of movement and more varied workouts.

Like I said, not good, not bad, but I'm a big Lonely Dog fan.
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Re: Kali Fitness by Lonely Dog

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:14 am

To be honest, MA guys succeed despite their fitness regimes more often than the succeed because of them. You are fully aware of this. The two big sins are too much specificity and too much guru ball tonguing.

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Re: Kali Fitness by Lonely Dog

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:05 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:To be honest, MA guys succeed despite their fitness regimes more often than the succeed because of them. You are fully aware of this. The two big sins are too much specificity and too much guru ball tonguing.
Word.

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Re: Kali Fitness by Lonely Dog

Post by Dunn » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:15 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Shafpocalypse Now wrote:To be honest, MA guys succeed despite their fitness regimes more often than the succeed because of them. You are fully aware of this. The two big sins are too much specificity and too much guru ball tonguing.
Word.
Yep.

I've tried to talk some sense occasionally to the guys at our gym but it never takes. The concept that less is more never occurs to them.

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Re: Kali Fitness by Lonely Dog

Post by TomFurman » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:06 am

Yes... most the martial arts guys have to be WAY toned down.. then watch each week how they manage. AoW is hardly the only answer, but if you add swings and rucking or running.. it's had a good track record.

Literally, Top Dog, Eric Knauss, used to run sand dunes in Hermosa and swing pipes which he built up to. Lots of footwork drills and entries down the length of a football field. I finally got his ear and asked him. He sparred when he sparred. He understood his game and based it on running, swinging and fighting. He did BJJ too, not full time.
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