If you are new to self-defense, it can be very tough to decide where to place your training focus. Partly because there is a lot of noise out there from self-proclaimed experts, and frankly, the information available can be daunting. Lastly, even those that are solid veterans may want to sure up some new skills as well. When I was new to being armed, I was like most young men, I was a Dunning Krugger poster child and did not know what I didn’t know. Fortunately, along the way, I have met some very impactful mentors who helped me either through direct training or pushing me to get training from other invaluable sources.Read More
Do you use any visualization or mental practice in your training? Training for Thai Boxing, boxing, Shooting, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, wrestling, football….do you have a practice specifically used to enhance your skill from a thoroughly mental game perspective? If the answer is no, you may be losing out on a priceless tool for improvement, arguably the most important. In point of fact, it is what separates the “good” from the elite in essentially all sports, professions, and skills. The main discussion in this short piece is on visualization but I take the liberty to discuss general mental tools since they are absolutely germane. In addition, we will have follow up articles on the supplementary concepts discussed.