In Pahuyuth, endurance (Kvam Odton) is the subset of physical performance that is decisive for the frequency and intensity with which (combat) actions can be performed.

Origin of endurance

Endurance is the body’s ability to withstand a sustained constant load by optimizing the restoration of energy reserves.

The concept of endurance is based on the findings of traditional Free-Warrior medicine about the hormone insulin.


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The body energy available for combat use is the second important condition. It is not assumed that the body has a fixed amount of energy available for physical execution, so that consumption is not just simply mathematically subtracted until exhaustion.

On the contrary, due to the physical nature, after each consumption, a recovery phase is necessary, and at the same time the next consumption has to be prepared. During combat, a cycle of consumption, recovery and build-up phase results.

Endurance in the 30 Exercises

The ten endurance exercises of the 30 Exercises are aimed at body movements under their own weight, and are specially designed for the optimization of the body joints.

30 exercises performance reaction physical abilities martial arts endurance training chart

Endurance in the PQS

The area of endurance is trained in particular with the performance qualification standard of class 2 (PQS2).

Pahuyuth LQM uebungen class 2 scaled

Pahuyuth LQM uebungen class 2 scaled