From learning to training
We start learning martial arts with different motivations:
because we’re attracted to it,
because we want to have something ”different” in our lives,
because we think that maybe one day we’ll need it
to defend ourselves or our loved ones…
And we train the things we learn in order to become
better and better at it. But how does that training looks like?
If for example you’re doing an hour of stick training,
are you throwing 100 strikes or 500?
A sparring related drill with your partner, are you doing it 10 times each
or 50 times each? When you’re punching the bag,
is it 2 x 2 minutes rounds or 5 x 3 minutes rounds?
In order to become better we need to create in us the discipline
of constant and intense training, of less talking and fewer breaks
and of high number of repetitions. Because this is the only way to skill,
there’s no shortcut, no cutting down time.
The more we repeat, the better we get, it’s just that simple!