Getting the most out of your martial arts training takes consistent effort, discipline, and commitment. So when you show up to a class or workout, here are a few ways to get more from your martial arts training:
1. Set goals while focusing on smaller objectives.
Martial arts goals help you guide your training. But if your goal takes several months to achieve, make sure you set smaller objectives. Creating these smaller objectives will help you form a plan for achieving your bigger, more long-term goal. And by focusing on smaller objectives along the way, you’re more likely to stay on track and get the results you seek.
2. Ask questions and accept feedback.
Another way to get more out of your martial arts training is to ask questions when something doesn’t make sense. The second piece of asking questions is to listen with an open mind and accept the feedback. Even when the answer to your question is a technique or method you’ve never tried before, be open to trying out the input and guidance you receive. If you keep repeating the same patterns and using the same techniques you’ve always used, you might hit a plateau in your training and stall out in making progress.
3. Be intentional in your training approach.
When you’ve been training for a while, it’s easy to fall into comfortable patterns. But rather than letting autopilot drive your training, be intentional in your approach. Keep finding new ways to challenge yourself. Decide what you’re going to focus on before you start training and stick with that intention throughout class.
At Classic Fight Team in Fountain Valley, we specialize in Muay Thai/Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA. And we’re invested in your training and success. To learn more about the programs we’re currently offering, contact us today.