The hard work of practice sometimes makes even the best of us want to just lay down and take it easy. But practice is important. And practice isn’t a topic people discuss at the dinner table unless it’s to say how hard it is.
Practice deserves more than just recognition that it takes hard work. It is often the part of your martial arts training that makes the difference between being good and being great.
It can be the one thing that stands between you and that goal you’ve set for yourself. Practice is important in pushing you to the next level in your training.
Practice is important in that it can be your strategy that will propel you to the next belt in your chosen martial art. It can be the one thing that sets you apart from the rest of those in your dojo.
But practice is brutally honest, also. It shows you where you lack the skill level you want. Practice will show you very clearly where you’ve not good enough yet.
Yes, practice is important. And many times you’ll want to kick it to the curb and just goof off for a while. But when you come back, practice is there waiting for you with its hands on its hips, staring at you with expectant eyes.
Practice makes you use your skills and improve on them. You start pushing through barriers you thought you’d never be able to face, much less conquer.
Practice is important because it makes you better.
But you have to practice beyond mastery. If you reach a certain level, and don’t want to push yourself beyond that, you’ll lose your edge. Practice is the ultimate answer to use it, or lose it. It keeps you sharp, keeps your skills at the point where they’re best. Then takes you farther.
Consistent, regular practice is important. Practicing every day, or nearly every day, will bring greater improvement than practicing just every once in a while. And this improvement will build on itself, bringing more improvement, faster. And as you get better, you advance in rank, building confidence to keep on practicing.
Practice is important because if you don’t practice, you’ll begin slowly to lose your skills. You might not notice it at first, but slowly and surely you’ll lose your balance, your timing, your knowledge. And the less you practice, the faster you lose those skills.
Practice is important. And it’s important for you to have the best training possible. , Shifu Raymond Ahles at Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts is ready and able to help you in learning self-discipline and any other skills you want in martial arts. He will monitor your training and sparring and make suggestions when he sees some area in which you may be lacking. Contact him at 201-385-3130 today and get started or started again!