Hi, I'm Jesse Harding. And today we are going to be talking about how to study martial arts at home. If you are interested in practicing and studying the martial arts at home it's helpful to be clear about your purpose and your resources so that you can get the most out of your training. The first thing to consider when studying martial arts at home is your sense of purpose and what you value. What's important to you. What you want to accomplish in the training. So that you can be clear about what you are doing and you can get the most out of your practice time. The next thing to consider is where you are going to practice. Where you are going to train and to make sure that you create a place that's safe. For some people they can do it in their basement, out in their backyard. Or they find a room in their home that's suitable for training. In addition to that we want to have a schedule of when we're going to train so that we're consistent. There's no abiding success without commitment and consistency. What resources will you be drawing on when you are learning. Are you studying at a dojo? Are you studying with an instructor? Are you utilizing video at-home training programs so that you can get the information you need so that you can support your practice and training. When you look at the ways that we can practice at home we divide that into three categories. We have solo practice. Things you can do by yourself. You have paired practice, things you are going to do with a partner. And we have scenario practice where we are going to be replicating different types of threat or attack so we can be effective in our execution. When we look at our solo practice we divide that into things we can do by ourselves in the air. And things we can do using equipment such as a bag, a makiwara board, or different types of equipment. In our paired practice we can do things with our partner such as having them hold a bag or a pad for us. So we can develop our rhythm, our timing. We can also have our partner attack us or grab us in different ways so that we can use our skills in the ways that we are looking to accomplish our goals. An example of something you can practice at home would be taking a scenario where you are getting pushed or shoved against the wall by someone with a weapon. Or just someone shoving you against the wall.