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Warriors Project - Drills & Tips, Monthly Issue 79 - Aggressiveness Exercises
June 01, 2016

Improving Mental and Physical Ability Through Aggressiveness Exercises

Aggressiveness exercises are a great way to improve our mental and physical abilities. In our next issues we will cover a few of them.


Like the previous exercise this is a grabbing and releasing drill. It starts with our partner grabbing our upper body from behind (either including in his grab both hands, or just one of them), as hard as he can while we try to remove his hold. No strikes are allowed, just sheer force and aggression. Our partner which is holding can move us around as well if he wants to make it extra hard.


1. It is very important we maintain a play mentality, and remain soft and gentle in our touch so that the exercise doesn't turn into a fight.

2. We can decide to work in time sets, meaning for example, that for 3 minutes, we continue the drill no matter how many times our partner or us succeed to get loose of each other's grip. In general, the amount of sets, their duration and the length of time of each set, should be decided upon according to our abilities and endurance level both mentally and physically.

3. It is important that we look for the aggressiveness inside the exercise rather than the techniques which can be applied. We shouldn't look to achieve our goal through joint-locks, strikes, etc.

4. When we finish the exercise it is very important to stretch our whole body.

Enjoy the Sweat

The Warriors Project

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