How do you get the most out of your time on the mats? Here are five ways to optimize your martial arts training:
1. Define Your Purpose.
Have you ever thought about the purpose of your martial arts training? Why do you do it? Defining this purpose can help you stay motivated to keep showing up. And it can help you identify and set clear martial arts goals.
2. Set Goals.
One of the ways to get the most out of your martial arts training is through goal-setting. Rather than trying to get better at everything all at the same time, goals help you focus on one or two aspects of your training. When you show up to train, you have a clear idea of what to work on.
3. Use Technique Over Strength.
If you’re a stronger martial arts student, it can be tempting to get your opponent to submit using your strength rather than technique. But when you do this, you’re missing out on the opportunity to practice your skills and get better. What will happen when the day comes that you’re matched up with someone stronger than you? Practicing and learning proper technique now will help you in the future.
4. Ask Your Instructor Questions.
Your instructor is there to guide you. If you’re not using this valuable resource, then you’re missing out. When you have questions, ask them – especially if you’re feeling stuck on something.
5. Drill, Drill, and Drill Some More.
No matter how long you’ve been training or how experienced you become as a martial arts practitioner, never stop drilling. Elite tennis players never stop practicing their serve. Olympic swimmers are always refining their technique. The refinement of your skills and technique should never stop. Always keep improving.
Classic Fight Team is a martial arts academy in Fountain Valley, California specializing in Muay Thai/Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA. If you’re interested in learning more or getting started, contact us today.