Get Ready. Fight!

Do you train only for the fight? Is that why you train? If it is, that is probably how you train. Take a moment.

First, you are not in competition with your training partner. Do not fight them. Do not try to best them. Better yourself, and help them to be better. Technique training and drill work should be kept to the framework. It is not about tricks, superiority, or ego. If you help your partner to improve, you improve.

Secondly, the odds you will actually find yourself in a real world fight are very slim, and growing smaller every day despite the hype doled out by politicians and doomsayers. Moreover, most martial arts have an internal aspect. They teach centering and tranquility. The idea is simple. If you are confident in your ability to defend yourself, you can relax. You will find fewer things requiring physical confrontation. Mamma’s old adage while come home – ‘Sticks and stones my break my bones, but names will never hurt me.’

Set aside the fight idea. Train to improve your composure. Train to help your partners and schools improve, creating a sea of calm.

Get Ready. Relax and Learn.

Sifu

About Sifu

I teach Wing Chun, both traditional and practical, at KDA Karate Academy. I have a Bachelor of Media Arts degree from USC. I have been an Audio Producer / Engineer, a Law Office Manager. In addition to being a Martial Arts Instructor, I am an author. My new book, “Astro Boy, Sensei, and Me” is available now, as is my Sci-Fi joy ride, “On a Sphere’s Edge”.

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