Game of Death Bodyweight Workout. Full body workout. Martial Arts Based. Super Soldier Project.

Game of Death Bodyweight Workout

 


Introduction


 

The late great Actor/Martial Artist Bruce Lee’s last film entitled ’The Game of Death’ was based on a story about a retired champion martial artist who is confronted by Korean underworld gangs. After the protagonists younger sister and brother are kidnapped, he is forced to confront them having to fight his way up a five-level pagoda where the criminals (all expert martial artists coincidently) reside.

On each level of the pagoda, he must encounter a different opponent on each floor, each more challenging than the last in one-on-one martial arts combat.

 

Game of Death Bodyweight Workout. Full body workout. Martial Arts Based. Super Soldier Project.

 

The story is flimsy at best, being merely a vehicle to display Bruce’s martial arts skills, and the film was not good.  Certainly not as an epitaph for Bruce who sadly died whilst making it.  The panicking producers then sloppily replaced him in key scenes with actors that looked nothing like him!  The finished film looked terrible in places!!

However, the fight scenes filmed were all Bruce Lee and so still has a place in martial arts film history.  Additionally, the iconography of the film has proved very influential in film history and pop culture ever since.  Indeed, the yellow tracksuit being easily identifiable as the same that Uma Thurman dons in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’.

 

 


The Workout


 

This workout I have based on The Game of Death is a ladder workout.  You start on the lowest level of the pagoda and fight your way up to the final boss.  The levels will consist of 6 Circuit exercises and a heavy bag combination of 8 Martial Arts moves.

Game of Death Workout. Bruce Lee. MMA Drills. Warrior Workouts. Super Soldier Project.

 

 

 


The Exercises


                   

                       1. Burpees.

                      2. Dynamic press ups. (Push-ups pushing upper body off the floor).

                      3. Weighted squat and press (With dumbbell/kettlebells/medicine ball).

                      4. MMA Sprawls and then return to fighters stance.

 

Game of Death Workout. Bruce Lee. MMA Drills. Warrior Workouts. Super Soldier Project.

           

                      5. Mountain climbers with rotation.

                      6.MMA Sit outs.

 

Game of Death Workout. Bruce Lee. MMA Drills. Warrior Workouts. Super Soldier Project.

 

 


The 8 Hit Heavy Bag Combination


 

  1. Jab
  2. Cross
  3. Hook
  4. Knee
  5. Uppercut
  6. Roundhouse
  7. Roundhouse
  8. Front kick.

 

Game of Death Workout. Bruce Lee. MMA Drills. Warrior Workouts. Super Soldier Project.

 

 


The Levels of the Pagoda


 

Level 1:

  • Burpees (1 rep).
  • Dynamic press ups (1 rep).
  • Weighted squat and press (1 rep).
  • MMA Sprawls (1 rep)
  • Mountain climbers with rotation (1 rep).
  • MMA Sit outs (1 rep).
  • 8 hit combo (jab, cross, hook, knee, uppercut, roundhouse, roundhouse, front kick (1 rep).

 

Level 2:

  • Burpees (2 reps).
  • Dynamic press ups (2 reps).
  • Weighted squat and press (2 reps).
  • MMA Sprawls (2 reps)
  • Mountain climbers with rotation (2 reps).
  • MMA Sit outs (2 reps).
  • 8 hit combo (jab, cross, hook, knee, uppercut, roundhouse, roundhouse, front kick (2 reps).

 

Level 3:

  • Burpees (3 reps).
  • Dynamic press ups (3 reps).
  • Weighted squat and press (3 reps).
  • MMA Sprawls (3 reps)
  • Mountain climbers with rotation (3 reps).
  • MMA Sit outs (3 reps).
  • 8 hit combo (jab, cross, hook, knee, uppercut, roundhouse, roundhouse, front kick (3 reps).

 

Continue to make your way through the Levels.  Add 1 rep each round until at tenth level and you are doing ten reps of each exercise (as below).

 

Level 10: 

  • Burpees (10 reps).
  • Dynamic press ups (10 reps).
  • Weighted squat and press (10 reps).
  • MMA Sprawls (10 reps)
  • Mountain climbers with rotation (10 reps).
  • MMA Sit outs (10 reps).
  • 8 hit combo (jab, cross, hook, knee, uppercut, roundhouse, roundhouse, front kick (10 reps).

 

No rest between rounds if possible.  If absolutely necessary jog on the spot, star jump or kettlebell swings.

 

Game of Death Workout. No quitting.
On your feet!! No giving up!!

 


Final Round


 

Game of Death Workout. 3 Minutes of Hell. MMA Drills. Warrior Workouts. Super Soldier Project.

 

 

On reaching the top level after completion of round 10, proceed straight to a 3-5 minute all-out round on the heavy bag, anything goes, just hit it with everything you have with no rest throughout the round!!

 

 

Game of Death Workout. 3 Minutes of Hell. MMA Drills. Warrior Workouts. Super Soldier Project.

 

 

3 minutes of hell and you are done!

Remember to cool down and drink water!

 


Game of Death Complete!!!


 

 

Game of Death Workout Complete!

 

 

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