I just got confirmation from my publisher, the date is set for my next video shoot. We’re on for July of next year. I won’t go into too much detail but there are some things I can share with you so here goes.
There are two projects:
- Combat Sanshou Strategies and Tactics. This is a working title and it’s likely to change of course. In this video I’ll go into the strategies and tactics of the Combat Sanshou system. The basic idea is to teach you how it can work for big, strong, burly guys but also for lighter, smaller practitioners. This information wasn’t in the original series because we already had so much ground to cover (At the time, my Combat Sanshou video shoot was the longest one Paladin Press ever did.) So now it’ll all be there in a brand new video.
- Conditioning and Power Training. At first, these were two separate projects but we decided to make them into one video. As the title explains, it’s about the conditioning exercises I personally like to do be stronger, faster and have explosive movement. The second part of that video is about how to use that strength to generate power in your techniques. Again, I’ll show the drills and exercises I do in my own training.
No idea when they’ll be available for sale, as that’s something the publisher decides and I have no influence over that part. But I look forward to the shoot. It’ll be fun. At least, for me that is. My demo partners are in for a rough ride…
Looking back on some of my videos, I feel the emphasis was sometimes too much on instruction and demonstration and not enough on doing it “for real”. You might argue that this is the goal of an instructional video and I’ll agree with you. But in this day and age, you have to show your stuff too. Today’s youth says “Youtube or it didn’t happen.” Meaning they want to see proof on video of whatever you claim.
It’s a bit silly to view the world like that but it’s the reality we live in. If you don’t show your stuff on video, people nowadays think you don’t know what you’re doing/saying. Especially the most under-trained and misinformed people have seen everything before on Youtube, so they feel qualified to criticize your work. You should see some of the comments I get on my Youtube channel. Sometimes it’s hard to respond with a minimum of respect.
That said, some things, you can’t argue about:
- If you kick somebody so hard they are blown off their feet, it’s hard to argue there’s no power in the kick.
- If you dump somebody on the floor before he has a chance to launch a second punch, you can’t argue the throw didn’t work.
Of course, there will always be critics who’ll nitpick on something else. And that’s OK, I can live with that. But the times have changed since I did my first video. So I’m changing with them. Which means interesting things for my demo partners. They’re in for a rough ride as I’m not planning on holding back during certain demos…