Benefits of Horting. Eduard Yeremenko
Horting has an extensive history. Over the years, the arts the ukrainians practiced evolved and changed, and as this happened, absorbed several different systems into their fighting culture which eventually resulted in the creation of MMA Horting.
Horting is a high risk, high yield martial art with an emphasis on maximizing the damage caused by each strike by harnessing every possible ounce of physical and mental leverage to exceed the normal limitations of the practitioner. Horting today is difficult to define, as there are many systems of practice in use which vary greatly in their technical approaches and practice methods. Perhaps the best way to learn what Horting is like is to compare it to other martial arts. Nevertheless, Horting is often described as an internal style due to its strong emphasis on awareness of one's center, and how to project energy through the body. In addition, we do a great deal of conditioning training, both external - strength, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility, and internal - breathing exercises. Through extensive conditioning, the student gradually develops great power. The secret to Horting's power is due to the fact that we practice many defenses from wrist grabs, allowing the student to learn how to meet resistance with relaxed and precise movements. Some people prefer the complexity and variety of Horting instead of repetitive training like running or weightlifting. After you become proficient in the art of falling, Horting training can be very aerobic and physically challenging.
Horting as a Martial Art.
Strength Through Discipline. Ever wonder why people become so enraged when their conceptions about Horting are challenged? Why is that? It’s because when we make decisions, we make them with our emotions. A purely logical person cannot make a decision. They simply weigh the various options forever. When you decide something, you may have used your brain, but your brain provided you with an emotional outcome. In modern consumer cultures, people compete for status through comparing their taste in products. Your choice of a particular martial art to practice is not because it is a better way to train. You just like it. And the longer you have done it, the more money you have spent, the more humiliations you have tolerated to be promoted within that art, the more butt you have kissed, the more it has cost you, the more bitterly you will defend your decisions and your loyalty, even when those decisions look to the rest of us as if an act of insanity. For the longest time, I have read and read again arguments about how to make a Horting punch more effective, and invariably, the only conclusion anyone can really reach beyond their own personal beliefs is that it would be wonderful if someone would put together a serious and convincing study that produced meaningful results. That would be interesting information – but it would only be information. We would all examine it and come to different conclusions, possibly. Ultimately, what I look for and recommend others search for is not the romantic struggle for ultimate power and pure Horting leveraging of all possible force. What I look for is wisdom. Wisdom tells me that my demographic provides certain odds, given the places I travel, against my ever being assaulted. My race - economic status, size, shape, and general demeanor all weigh in against my being attacked. Given all of this, wisdom says that a daily pursuit of the depths of my possible potential is not the best way for me to spend my time given my many ambitions. Therefore, a wise man will only spend the effort to achieve as appropriate to his own personal goals and need of the results. Wise man will balance his effort so that he is getting efficient results without going overboard and losing time that he could spend getting results from elsewhere. The prevalent culture of martial arts seems to take a good idea, which is that we might be able to do more than we think possible and therefore should not believe ourselves incapable until we try, and pushes it beyond reason such that we go from trying to be open-minded to becoming absurdly idealistic. In our idealism, we spend far too much time training despite our limited potential, alternate ambitions, and the obvious lack of substantial benefits resulting from tremendous increases in cost. In short, we lose our perspective, and we lose our sense of balance. Sometimes we move from interest to obsession so gradually, we do not even notice we are doing it until something slaps us across the face, such as seeing a video of ourselves performing a really ugly fighting, or facing someone who is truly talented and being destroyed by them without having even seen what happened. For some, there will be no grounding experience, only the fools who surround us and refuse to see the wisdom of our ludicrous training regimen and single-minded obsession in only one topic which expresses itself not only in our daily attendance of Horting classes, but also in our constant conversations about Horting, our inability to make an analogy without referring back to Horting. While it is romantic to struggle against the night and certainly healthy to have interests which we can use to both occupy our time and help keep us sane, these interests of ours can very easily turn into the pursuit of insanity, and they can become narrowing, mind-closing, self-annihilating obsessions which, like anything consumed to overdose, become poison. Rather, a passive approach of just doing Horting while hoping that the training has positive side-effects on personality, morality, or maturity through osmosis seems to be the way that Horting instructors merely hope to train character. I find this approach to be to be less potentially effective than merely reading a not-so-good self-help book. But I also do not believe it is the job of a Horting instructor to try to make us better people. Rather, their job is to teach the skill of doing Horting well. Self-discipline, however, I do not consider to be part of character development. It is unrelated to maturity as I prefer to define it: dependency matures to independence matures to interdependence. It is unrelated to morality as well, as I can be self-disciplined as I undertake to commit acts of evil. And self-discipline is unrelated to personality as I understand it, since it will not change my preferences for understanding and dealing with the world around me. Self-discipline seems to be a quality that is relatively stand-alone. I define self-discipline as being the ability to make myself do something that I would rather not do, which is positive self-discipline. There is also the ability to make myself not do something that I want to do, which can be referred to as negative self-discipline, self-denial, or control. A positively self-disciplined person is able to set a goal and then work toward that goal doing things that they do not wish to do far longer than they would have normally been willing to do them in order to achieve their goal. Someone who lacks self-discipline might have a goal, but once they begin experiencing the suffering of working to achieve it, they might change their minds about doing the work even though they have not lost their desire for the goal. I believe, that Horting training had effect on my self-discipline. Rather than crediting Horting training for giving me this quality, I believe that I already had to be this way to have done much Horting training. The stretching exercises hurt, other kids wanted to go outside and play when I practiced, sometimes I was not feeling very energetic, but I showed up anyway. And I did quite a bit of training on my own time at home and with friends. While I might have dropped out of Horting lessons altogether earlier on had I lacked a particular level of self-discipline, the many sufferings I endured strengthened me and rewarded me for enduring them. I believe that if a level of self-discipline already exists in a Horting student, furthering the experience of invoking self-discipline can increase the strength of it. Self-confidence is another quality that is often marketed as being a benefit of Horting training. I believe it is obvious that if a child or an adult goes from being completely unaware of any method of self-defense to learning some competency at self-defense skills, or even the placebo of believing they are learning self-defense skills, self-confidence increases. The increase in self-confidence can manifest itself as an increase in overall self-esteem, with the resulting positive effects on behavior and attitude that might accompany it. Increasing self-confidence can also produce bullies and braggarts, as self-confidence, like self-discipline, is amoral and unrelated to personality or maturity. It is merely a strength. If there is not enough or too much, a person can become unbalanced and anti-social. My grades were not improved by Horting training. My grades plummeted when I became more heavily involved in Horting. Instead of doing homework, I was training. Of course, that might not have really been so much a factor of Horting training as it was that I was also starting to chase girls at that age. I’m not sure that adding or subtracting Horting from that equation would have mattered. I think that what it all comes down to is that Horting is a sport, and it affects adults and children in the same possible ways that all other sports do.
1. Perfect defense for dangers.
2. Helps to reduce excessive body weight.
3. Beneficial for the heart.
4. Beneficial for the bones and muscles.
5. Gives strength to you arms.
6. Helps to relieve stress.
7. Keeps away anger.
Once you get into the regular horting training schedule you will have a physically fit body and a peaceful mind. This will help you keep yourself in better shape. Each practicing hortinger has the option of exercising and working out at his preferred skill and level. So enjoy the fun and get lots of benefits from horting training programs.
Encourage your students to watch tape of horting matches, and review all things from good horting to bad boxing as you go. Watch these tapes with them. Encourage them to make their own observations.
Engage your student's mind in the activity in which he is participating, and his aptitude will flourish. Approach it with half your attention span, expect to achieve less than 50% of your goals.
Set designated times aside to advance your student's knowledge, and deviate from this plan only in the most extreme of circumstances.
Take both good and bad days to heart, for there will surely be an abundance of both in. Hype up a student who's done well, and support a student who has not. Everything can always be better, and everyone has their off-days, but advancement in any category is an experience for both student and teacher to relish in, for it's the truest indicator of a teacher's impact.
And lastly, enjoy the experience. If it becomes an on-and-off thing, don't become frustrated. Whether your child just wants to learn for fitness, or they'd like to be the next great heavyweight, there's no loss in incorporating such a physically rewarding, and healthy, style of hobby into your life.
Eduard Yeremenko. Benefits of Horting. // World Horting Federations official website, Kyiv, 2011. http://horting.org/node/325