Tactical Gymnastics (TACGYM) is an upcoming fitness program that applies gymnastics-based movement skills for tactical applications. It is scheduled to be released by RMAX International in the next few weeks.
I don’t know much about the program yet, but for those that are familiar with the Circular Strength Training System, it appears to be a BodyFlow-inspired TACFIT program. I started using BodyFlow years ago after reading the book and learning from the DVD’s, which are comprised of over 30 unique movements and several flow chains. Since that time, BodyFlow has evolved into Prasara BodyFlow Yoga (PBY). I know. It’s confusing!
My personal PBY practice has become a restorative module in my overall training program. I will often perform a short session of 10-20 minutes at the end of the day to wind down and relieve some residing muscular tension. PBY is also an outstanding tool for a cool down routine after a strenuous training session or for an active recovery session to release deeper tension every once in awhile. There’s a lot of information about Prasara here on Physical Living. Feel free to search the archives for more info.
The following video was taken during one of my evening Prasara BodyFlow Yoga sessions (the 1st half of the session). Though it has a different purpose from tactical gymnastics, it contains some similar movements to give you an idea of what to expect from the upcoming TACGYM program.
(you’ll just have to watch to see if that’s really a face-plant or not)
Tactical Gymnastics (TACGYM) During a BodyFlow Practice Session
Note from John: I’ve got a lot of articles half-written, and just haven’t had the time to finish them. I decided to shoot a quick instructional video to hold you over while I’m moving my family across town this week. With the impending arrival of Siffer-baby, we needed another bedroom to hold all the [...]
No tips, techniques or strategies today. Just a clip I shot this afternoon during my Prasara Yoga practice (with roots from BodyFlow) – did I mention it’s a beautiful Spring day up here in New England?
Playing with Prasara Yoga
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