Moscow HQ Seminar March 2012: Mikhail Ryabko and Moscow Instructors – Sat

23 Sep

This was a two day seminar on Strikes, while i was in Moscow. Mikhail led the seminar and other instructors taught for an hour of two to show their own perspective.

Striking, Balance and Feeling

– You sit facing the opposite way from your partner, shoulder to shoulder then you push them with your fist, keeping the shoulder and body relaxed. If you – just do it, don’t tense up before or you give him support, you just push him to the floor.

– standing facing partner they lean onto your fist you hold them, to the point that they can’t recover balance then let them fall.

– Same drill as above but now as you hold them you squat, move around, then walk away taking all their support in one motion.

Drills to relax stomach

– Person lays down, other person kneels down and pushes fist into partner, person on floor breathes and relaxes and lets in pressure, lets pain go, spreads it out to the whole body.

– Then person kneeling down places knees on persons stomach and puts weight on them. person on floor lets pressure in and their stomach and body relax. Daniel kept saying “let it go” – “the pain, the fears”

Wall exercises

– Partner is against wall, leans a bit and you push them, just with your fist, into the wall, go inside the person to hold the weight/spine/balance then give them a direction left/right/up etc and push.

– Same exercise now with two partners on wall, both lean forward at different times and you catch their balance the point where there weight is floating, where they start to lean and their weight is free, you push with the fist. Relax your body, shoulders, hips – feel everything.

Pushing drills

– Pushing with fists simultaneous 1-20 then 20 to 1 punching.

– Person grabs you and you push them with your fists to release yourself, not so that he grabs harder or more. in 1 motion or in 2 or 3, counting outloud, 1 ,2 ,3 etc.

– Push and punch with whats there, arms, body etc. don’t pull arm back to punch again, the motion continues.

– Push one partner with your fist so their weight is on their heels, stay with them keep contact don’t lose him, then change direction of elbow and push more.

Words of wisdom

– If your stomach is tense, then legs are tense, if legs tense then stomach tense.

– Do it- don’t pretend to do it.

– No empty movement, know what you want to do and do it

– Stay in situation, focus, Wake up.

– Remain calm inside – breath

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2 Responses to “Moscow HQ Seminar March 2012: Mikhail Ryabko and Moscow Instructors – Sat”

  1. Jerome September 17, 2013 at 3:10 am #

    Good exercises to improve our strikes but I still find difficult to developp strong stable pushing power with fist on one or more partners, even after doing so many pushups. Do you have any advices ? Thank you.

    • thomashogarth September 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

      Hi Jerome,

      Good question. A lot about pushing and striking with your fists is about being relaxed; spine, hips, shoulders etc and about placement. Try the exercise where your partner lays on the floor and you put your fists on him and do pushups on him, feeling the places where your fist “fits”.and trying to keep the rest of your body as relaxed as possible. Do this for 20-30 mins and see how you feel then.
      One more tip is that your feet should not be routed to the floor, but should be relaxed and mobile, so you only punch/push with your arm, the rest of your body is not affected.
      I hope this helps.
      Tom

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