You’re tired. You’re cold. You’re hungry. Something is out there chasing you, hunting you. If it catches you, you’re finished. Silence will keep you hidden for only so long, eventually you’re going to have to run and when then time comes, you better be ready.
Today’s activity is all about mimicking some of the movements that ancient man would have had to perform in order to survive, specifically – escaping.
As today’s session will possibly be taking you through some rough terrain, remember to be careful and cognisant of your surrounding, especially with your foot placement.
Start off with going through the usual warmups, but on top of that practice stalking through the animal movements of quadrupedal movement, duck walk and monkey crawl (25-50m of each movement).
Part 1 – Silent movement
Find a stretch a bush that you can stalk through. If you have a partner, get one person to remain stationary in one spot with their eyes closed while the other person attempts to stalk up on them without being heard. Try 3-4 attempts each or if you’re by yourself, just try stalking as silently as possible over a 30-50m stretch
Part 2 – Discovery
From a stalking or hidden position, pretend that you have been discovered. It’s up to you to escape and evade now. Jump up from your spot and sprint away (as fast as you feel comfortable with, If you’re inexperienced don’t run too fast on trails or through the bush). Try to vary your path, speed and utilise objects to move over/under. Continue this for about 10-15 minutes
Part 3 – Escape
Once you’ve evaded you now need to hide. Find a tree and practice climbing.
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