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Many people have the mistaken belief that if you can’t beat your opponent in combat, then there is no use training at all. The more experienced fighter will guide the less experience player through a process of learning another way.
However, any student who has paid attention in class knows that this is impossible. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. No two humans are ever taught completely differently.
Combative skills build confidence and security. Educate yourself about being safe with your techniques and learn to be confident in what you are doing. This builds trust between you and your instructor (or partner).
Trusting someone whom you don’t know well enough to fight them can be dangerous. Never ask yourself whether or not you would win a fight against this person.
If you are already involved with an instructor/partner and your skills are deteriorating, it might be time to invest in some self-defense tools.
You can get free information from local businesses or organizations by asking questions. It doesn’t cost anything to keep learning new tricks and methods for fighting.
Many people wonder if there are any benefits to kung fu training. Some even claim that it is not enough to just train this skill, but you should also use it in your daily life to be effective.
The answer from many who have trained in this art is yes! And they say it’s too early to tell whether or not we can safely call someone an expert until we know more about what makes us strong.
Certain skills take time to develop; it doesn’t happen overnight. There are some things that need to be worked on through practice.
When practiced consistently, someone will arrive at a level of competence which allows them to perform basic tasks with ease.
However, improvement does not end here. You then continue to progress by constantly increasing the intensity and pushing yourself further. This helps you identify where your limits are and how you can improve upon them.
By doing this, you can really learn how to best utilize your body’s ability to proceed without thinking about each movement while you do it.
These are things that can help you become better at something other than martial arts.
One of the biggest problems with too much everything is that you will run out of things to do. This is especially true if you’re trying to work up a sweat or change your life through exercise. You will literally get sick and tired of lifting weights, doing crunches, and taking yoga classes because you’ll be bored after a few days.
The answer is simple. Keep exercising, but also find other ways to keep yourself busy. Once you feel like you have done all you can in the way of workouts, try looking into some other activities that you can join.
There are many benefits to mixing up your daily exercises with fits of cardio and muscle relaxation. These types of activities are called stress releases– they help to restore our mood and sanity by giving us a sense of accomplishment.
There’s a reason that kung fu exercises are generally just moving your feet in particular patterns.
It is because you don’t train enough body movements!
If you always do just foot moves, you will become very good at doing only foot motions.
You need to start teaching yourself how to move more efficiently using your arms and legs, which we will cover later. For now, build up confidence in your basic moves so you can get away with not training other moves.
Also, by knowing more moves, you will know when you’re not able to work out correctly or adequately, and also when someone tries something else against your general move.
Lastly, it helps keep you engaged and doesn’t make sense to learn some of these things.
They’ll be fun for you and help you gain skill and knowledge.