Martial Arts Stretches : Martial Arts Splits Stretches

Martial Arts Stretches : Martial Arts Splits Stretches


Now we are going to get into a little bit
more of a static stretch. You are still going to be activating your muscles but it is more
of a static active stretch, but we are going to be sitting still now. Javari is going to
demonstrate this. We are going to go in to our splits here. You are going to take a step
forward. What he is going to do is he is going to start to work his feet wide and it is a
good idea once you start going, go ahead and go a little bit more, and put your hands on
the floor. He is nowhere near as wide as he can go but from right here I actually want
Javari to try and squeeze his feet together. Now some people have to bend their knees a
little bit to keep the pressure off out of the knees, that is fine. He is only going
to squeeze for about ten seconds, and once the count of ten seconds is done, he puts
his feet wider. Alright, go ahead. And he is going to squeeze for ten seconds again.
We are going to be abbreviate this a little bit. And go ahead and slide your feet a little
bit wider. We are going to get a little bit more in to where you are going to start feeling
tight and he is going to squeeze again for ten seconds. Now what is happening here is
you have a muscular reflex that determines how long your muscles are going to stretch
for. And what you do is when you are tensing those muscles like what you are going to be
doing when you squeeze your feet together here, you are temporarily defeating that reflex
so that when you are done squeezing for about one and a half seconds afterwards you actually
defeat that and you can get a little bit wider. So squeeze for a few seconds, and then when
you are ready, try and get another inch out of each foot. Now Javari is sitting here in
this stretch for quite a while, he has been stretching for a number of years. My suggestion
is you have to take this one really easy because these muscle groups are vulnerable to pulling
and straining. Try one more squeeze. And relax, try and get an inch more out of it. And if
not, that is fine, sometimes you cannot. Again, the most important thing is you cannot push
it. Now he is going to bring his feet together just a little bit, he is going to walk his
hands forward carefully until his knees touch the floor. Good. Now that his knees are on
the floor, he is going to push his body up and back, he is going to try and find a comfortable
way to sit in this position. If this hurts your knees then you would bend your knees
inward a little bit more. But if it does not, keeping your feet out actually gives you a
pretty significant stretch. Now if you can find ways to sit in this position for a little
while, this is a great way to loosen up the groin muscles and the inner hip. You are going
to work your way forward again, sometimes this is how you can keep from getting too
much intensity in that hip. Go ahead and push up and back. And come on up.

100 Replies to “Martial Arts Stretches : Martial Arts Splits Stretches”

  1. cassavaeater: I'm 36, I'm a Taekwondo blackbelt and used to do complete split until about 24, I hadn't train until last month when I retruned to martial arts, it's a bit painful but if you are serious about your training and constant you should get there in a few weeks.

  2. @dangkoen Mental power? Hardly, more like static flexibility (looseness) which is developed dynamically (related to the recipricol inhibition of active stretching plus cold flexibility) and then needing enough power to launch the limb up there.

  3. @MikelReegur Lol, I guess it was funny, but I was serious. Doesn't matter if Gi is white, black, blue, purple, or pure butt-ass nakedness. The martial arts are like church, "Come as you are." and wear whatever puts you in the right frame of mind.

    But thanks for pointing out the comedy though. ;o)

  4. @obscure323 that's very true, but i'm a bit of a purist, and i feel that some people focus too much on "standing out".

  5. @MikelReegur I have to agree with you on that my friend. I guess if given a choice I always preferred the black gi. Plain with the school patch. Not all the fancy designs and all. Just plain black. Nowadays my school doesnt even have a uniform. Just a lack t shirt with the school logo. We practice in jeans and sneakers. My teacher believes in the essence and not all the extra shit.

  6. WHAT THE FUCK IS THE FUCKING POINT OF COMING TO YOUTUBE????? IF THEY ARE GONNA MAKE US WATCH COMMERCIALS???? I COULD DO THAT ON "TV" IM STARTING TO GET PISSED OFF AT THESE COMMERCIALS!!!!!!!

  7. Honestly, for a person with no training, how long would it take for a person to be able to do the split. with no problem at all?
    Im thinking of making my own video group of me going to through my training and I'd like to start it off with this technique

  8. I trains less tha one year, i'm yellow belt in Taekwondo, and I have the same "split stretch" tha the red belt.

    eu treino a menos de um ano, sou faixa amarela ponta verde no Taekwondo, e tenho a mesma abertura que o faixa vermelha.

  9. HEY WTF! thats about how low i can go! about a foot away from the ground, im trying to get my balls onto the ground damnit! oh well phail.

  10. TO DO A STRADDLE SPLIT IS QUITE DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL. IT MAY ALSO INJURE THE TENDONS AND MUSCLES IF DONE FORCEFULLY. ONE HAS TO WARM UP FOR A FEW MINUTES, AND DO SOME KICKING EXERCISES PLUS A HORSE STANCE FOR 3-5 MINS. HORSE STANCE HELPS A LOT IN BUILDING CORE MUSCLE STRENGTH TO SUSTAIN THE STRAIN OF STRETCHING THE THIGH MUSCLES PLUS THE JOINTS. PRACTICING REGULARLY OR DAILY IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY. DO IT SLOWLY AND YOUR BODY WILL ADAPT NATURALLY, IN DUE TIME.

  11. see my problem isnt with the pain of the actuall strecth etc. its more to do with the pain on the outside of the hip…when trying to do the exact same stretch this guy just did.

  12. Nice! keep them coming. I'm just getting started… Check out my channel and let me know what you think. Make it a Great Day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. @ryanj186 try warming up longer for least 5 to 10 minutes: Jumping jacks, squats, jogging in place, etc. prior to any stretching program. you should feel energized after warmup not tired. nonetheless, warmup works for me.

  14. @legdned if u stretch properly u can do side splits in a month, if u over stretch u tear ur muscle and it has to regrow making u less flexible, maybe thats wats happening to u

  15. @laurynas4959 you cant (probably cant, depending on your current flexibility/ your own muscles ability to adapt) why would you want to do it in 1 month anyways? Aim to do it in 1 to 2 years. Look up Tom Kurz.

  16. I'm required to accomplish the splits to revive my black belt in three months.
    I should have been even more focused on it five years ago.

  17. took me around 1 year a half to get splits on floor with no prob splits in chairs took 2 years and I started when i was 17 years old.

  18. ive been trying for 6 months, and im almost getting it, but my feet arent right. one foot is up and the other foot is faced forward. how can i get both feet in the right direction???

  19. Yes,but first you need a healthy diet such foods with alot of protein and calcium.Then proceed with leg stretchig 3 times a day for an hour ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. day 87, little food, no water, still stuck in pose, I think if I try hard enough I can use my crotch as a kick stand to get back up, probably not, worth a try, all i need now is some porn…

  21. Muscle ALWAYS shortens after any kind of exercise,you will become stiffer after stretching, that's why you must rest, let the lactic acid dissipate and then stretch again 2 days later, massage helps the dissipation of lactic acid (no extras, he he) My stretching improved once i stuck to stretching every 2 days, rather than every day.
    Still waiting for my massage tho.

  22. ME:HAHA I DO THE FIRST STEP THATS IT
    MASTER: WHAT THATS IT?
    ME:IM QUITING
    MASTER:๐Ÿ˜ซI TEACH U 1 MONTH TO SPLIT AND U GONNA JUST QUIT?
    ME: BYE ๐Ÿ˜› RUNNNNNN!!!!!!

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