Consterdine, Peter. Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 1. Protection Publications. 2004.
Review: Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 1:
by Josh Nixon, ESP
This review is part one of a two-part series. Part two is can be found here.
The Training Day videos follow on from the enquiries made after the popular Fit to Fight videos became well-known (part one reviewed here and part 2 reviewed here). As you may expect from a BCA video, this one is excellent. It’s fitness-oriented but is packed full of drills that are very combatively useful. The key point of the approach presented here to training is in developing functional fitness by doing cardio, etc that is at the same time developing combatively useful attributes.
There’s a lot of ideas in here for incorporating bag work, pad work, shuttle drills, partner drills, pressure work, traditional Karate padwork drills with a fitness focus, ‘slow-mo’ sparring, pyramid drills and shield kicking drills.
As well as just the drills, this video shows a group of absolutely phenomenal punchers and kickers at work. There’s some fantastic impact generated by these martial artists; very high levels of skill demonstrated indeed. Martial artists in this video include (of course) Peter Consterdine, Brian Seabright, Bernard Taylor, Steve Williams and Richard Hardy.
I definitely recommend taking a look at this training session and using it yourself as a basis for yours. It really is excellent.
This video is available on DVD or for digital download (much cheaper, understandably) from http://www.peterconsterdine.com/store.htm. Further information and a download link can also be found athttp://www.peterconsterdine.com/trainingday1.htm.