By Geoff Thompson
This booklet explodes the myths approximately what does and what doesn't paintings in martial arts on today's risky streets. Geoff educates a reader in all facets of 'pressure testing' the martial arts, making sure that method and personality healthy whilst it quite concerns.
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From my experience and as irony would have it, it is usually the better student who thinks he isn’t improving. Every day and every session that you train will bring you, visible or invisible, large or small, some advancement. The child that you see everyday will show no visible change or growth, to the person who only sees the same child every few months, the change is so obvious that they sometimes can’t believe it’s the same child. And so it is with improvement in training, sometimes it is so gradual that on a day to day basis it is almost unnoticeable, but it will be there.
It is also important to analyse whether your main range, be it kicking, punching or grappling is pre-dominantly short range or long range. 42 Animal Day Are you a long-range kicker or a short-range kicker? Long range puncher or short range puncher. Whatever you are, again your weakness will lie in the range - within your main range - that you are weakest at. Then what you have to ask yourself is am I effective at my main range? Of course everyone likes to think that they are, but often they are not.
55 Animal Day When the inner opponent does click in, this may happen before you even start the exercise, especially on the second and third day. Try to override him and continue for as long as you can. These are the stages where he will click in, depending upon your fitness and control; The way to control the inner opponent is detailed in chapter two, Understanding Yourself, and in greater detail in Fear - the friend of exceptional people. ’ This is especially so when there is a time lapse between anticipation and confrontation.