Order of Darebee Combat Programs

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    Order of Darebee Combat Programs

    Dear lovely bees,

    A friend of mine wants to start some kind of martial arts training. With the corona restrictions, there's no possibility to start now, but I'd like to recommend her some of the combat oriented DAREBEE programs. Since I haven't done any of them, I don't know which one is the most beginner friendly.

    So, fighter bees, can you help me? It would be nice to put the DAREBEE combat programs (Combat HIIT etc.) and the themed weeks (Katana Week etc.) in some kind of order, from easiest to hardest.

    Paging Damer Redline Kanary as you might be able to help me.

    Thank you

    Best,
    Twitchy

    #2
    sleep_twitch arguably the best time for your friend to try something like that out. We'd love to have a graded progression on difficulty levels as each workout appears but some of the difficulty is subjective. If, for instance, someone doesn't know anything at all then even the easiest martial art workout appears hard. In addition if we did that then new workouts which people look forward to might not appear in line as they should while older ones will appear first, it gets a little messier than we expect. We do have, some parameters we use to grade the difficulty of each program however: https://darebee.com/workouts/global-...r-workout.htmlwhich are in keeping with all the other DAREBEE programs. In addition, you should also point your friend to our punching: https://darebee.com/fitness/punching-guide.htmlhttps://darebee.com/fitness/punching-guide.html and kicking guides: https://darebee.com/fitness/guide-to-kicks.html - they will probably be useful in the beginning> i really hope all this helps. Stay safe.

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      #3
      Damer Thank you so much! Those punching and kicking guides look amazing. I never saw them (well, never looked for something like that, because I have a martial arts background), and I actually thought about joint safety for a beginner (I injured my elbow when I first started muay thai, that wasn't fun at all). I will definitely tell my friend to work through those guides first

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        #4
        For a beginner, or someone with no martial art background, I would probably advise Combat HIIT, mostly because the videos are very helpful, and the required fitness level isn't quite as high as some days of the Fighter's Codex or Avatar Upgrade (not to mention Boxer Prime).

        There's a caveat, though - since HIIT requires you to go all out, it's definitely better to practice a little beforehand so you make sure you don't injure yourself with improper form. The guides Damer mentioned are the best way to start, of course. But using a few individual combat workouts can also be pretty helpful.

        For example:




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          #5
          That's helpful advice about HIIT Redline (I actually got injured doing bag work in a tabata workout, so you're probably right about the increased injury risk when going all out) - thank you! I'll think about maybe doing the individual workouts with my friend somewhere outside (we're allowed to meet people to work out together if we keep 1.5m distance) so she can ask me regarding form.

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            #6
            I was just going to recommend Combat HIIT for many of the same reasons with the caveat of "go at your own pace." To get full benefits from a HIIT workout, you have to go all-out. But there is nothing wrong with going at a comfortable pace, or slowing it down to work on form.

            And I'm going to recommend against The Pits at first: It's a great workout, but it's hard for me to fill 15 minutes with random shadowboxing and I have *mumblety* years of MA experience.

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              #7
              Thank you Kanary - shadow boxing as a beginner might be difficult for sure (we did it as a cool-down in muay thai and I just to feel so awkward). Maybe that's really a good option for working out with a friend who can show you some moves (dodging a hit, turning, combos etc.). Maybe Combat HIIT might be a recommendation for "go slow at first, then if you loved the program, repeat and go faster"

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                #8
                I do enjoy the pits as it’s always my go to workout but then every one has there own mind that they enjoy

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