Martial arts training should be taken seriously with an atmosphere of discipline and intensity during each session. Learning from our ancestors of the martial arts that we practice and enjoy; it is vital that we learn to maximize our own discipline and intensity during our training sessions.
Some simple things we all can do to improve our practice time involve preparation; (1) Arrive early enough for class to allow for a calming of your mind and the elimination of distracting thoughts. (2) Do physical movement along with proper stretch and warm up to get your body and emotions in sync for a great workout. (3) Leave any troubles in your shoes. This will help get you in a good mindset for your martial arts training. (4) Learn to train for gain not perfection. Keep your progress in a realistic timeframe. (5) Direct your mind, body and spirit for a great physical workout and a valuable learning session.
RENSHUU should be a cleansing process for all of us. Combining flexibility, cardiovascular and challenging skills that require a well-directed mind and a “fired-up” mindset. If you want to get more out of your martial arts training, you must first learn to put more into it.
Better thoughts, better energy, increased intensity, are all ingredients that make for a great RENSHUU. Some people can only make it to the dojo for 2 classes per week. That is okay provided you develop positive habits and attitudes that allow you to maximize positive progress.
When you think about your martial arts, think about the growth, and progress you’ve already made. Value and respect the efforts and energy that has brought you to your current level of success and achievement. Now continue to do your best to apply the lessons and prepare for your next level of success!