Physical training is an essential part of warrior training. You can train for skill all day long and become damn good with your skills but if you don't have the endurance or stamina to keep you going what good is it? Can you run for a couple hours straight? Can you sprint at a high speed to evade? Can you climb without your arms giving out on you? How about just hanging by your hands or even lay in one spot on the ground for long periods of time? This is what we strive for as warriors, real life applications of endurance, stamina and strength.
Look at the methods of training used by the SAS and other special ops units, even the ninja of old, examine how they would train. Everyday practice hanging from a chin up bar, climb ropes up and down. Do a long distance cross country walk once in a while, be sure to place some weight on your back. This is known as weight load walking commonly used by the Israeli army instead of running. Forget the mindless running on a treadmill, if you do run though, make it cross country / off trail using uneven ground. Do your training in the elements instead of your nice temperature controlled gym.
I will begin posting exercises to help you with your training as well as many tricks and tips. As well as links to other resources to help you develop your training program.
Lastly, I would like to recommend reading some of Pavel Tsatsouline's books over at Dragon Door.com. Start with Naked Warrior which is an excellent book on the methods of body weight training written by an ex-Russian Spetsnaz.
Until next time my fellow warriors!
Train hard..train fun..and don't take yourself so seriously...
-Tenguka aka Collin