Training Ronin Style: Principles, Tips, and Strategies for Practical Martial Arts Solo Practice

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Are you sheltering in place due to a pandemic outbreak (like COVID-19) and want to continue your martial arts training at home? Have you moved to a new city and wish to keep training until you find a new dojo? Are you interested in supplementing your partner training with practicing various drills and exercises on your own? Would you like to explore other solo training opportunities while maintaining regular dojo training?

If you answered “Yes!” to any one or all of these questions, then Training Ronin Style is perfect for you. This book provides a comprehensive discussion of various training exercises applicable to all martial artists, irrespective of style or system. Topics include:

  • Reasons to engage solo training
  • Importance of warming up and cooling down
  • Specific ways to train practical self-defense techniques
  • Kata practice and solo training practical applications of kata movements
  • Incorporating different types of impact training
  • Combining different solo training drills into comprehensive workouts
  • Basic cardio and strength training to maintain your fitness to fight
  • Understanding and exploring different contexts for solo training

Endorsements

“This book is fantastic! David Hogsette has produced a very important work on a very important topic! I’m a huge believer in supplementary solo training. It can do so much to enhance our martial development. However, for many, it can be difficult to know what to do when there is no instructor there to guide us. This is where this awesome book comes in! Not only does the book cover all elements of solo training, in a way that ensures functional relevance and seamless integration with all important partner training, but it does so in a way that excites and motivates! Read this book and you will want to solo train, and you will do so productively. Highly recommended!”
—Iain Abernethy, 7th Dan Karate

“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, what a timely and fitting book for martial artists throughout the world! Congratulations David Hogsette for bringing forth a book that can help students of the martial arts get back on track with their training, especially training on their own. I Feel this book is also a great resource in the transition back to the dojo and beyond!”
—Jerry Figgiani, 8th Dan Matsubayashi-ryu, President, Shorin Ryu Karate Do International

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