Martial tales...


As an instructor, I am sometimes baffled by they way in which some students approach their training. They see a target - and they train like a demon to make sure that they're tip-top for that target...knowing that an even harder target lies beyond. Then what do they do? They take their foot off the throttle, glory in their success and ease off training for a while. Then, when it's pointed out to them that their standard has slipped and the next, harder target is fast approaching, they go into panic-ridden hyperdrive, looking for extra sessions and one-to-ones! 
You cannot beat consistent, regular training. Everyone is entitled to holidays, everyone is going to fall ill once in a while, but there is nothing stopping you going through your stuff yourself - you know what you need to know - and if you don't have the self-discipline to train on your own, maybe you're just not ready for the higher rank. Even if you just drill basics and order at home, you're ahead when you step into class. The instructor can add detail and correct any issues, but if we're constantly teaching you technique, forms, applications over and over and you're not bothering to drill them and absorb them, what's the point?

Write a new comment: (Click here)
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

29.08 | 12:11

Ma’am this is Nukohma from Bromsgrove school, Is it possible I can still do karate in senior school?

24.05 | 07:18

Hello, I am running a Cub camp June 23rd arnd looking for someone to do some demo sessions for the kids between 10am and 2pm.Do you have anyone available pleas?

05.04 | 19:45

Hi. Apologies for the delay. Classes are £5 and we run through half term and all school holidays.

03.04 | 20:08

How much are the karate classes in Birmingham? And do they run during half term too?

You liked this page