Posts Tagged ‘and rant.’

Taking your medicine

March 3, 2016

keep-calm-and-face-your-fears-1I have always referred to training with higher belts, people better than me, or just tough hard session as taking my medicine. It is something I do not look forward to. Often the thought of rolling with some people brings out emotions and thoughts of fear, discomfort, hard work (I’m lazy) . I wonder why at times I feel this way even when I have been able to dominate a person in training before? Well, just like medicine you got to suck it up buttercup and get your daily dose of humble pie. For the most part after most sessions I feel better about it, it makes me a bit tougher, a bit more comfortable at being uncomfortable. But I cannot lie sometimes I’m just inside my own head.  Any of you ever feel this way training? If so, what do you do to battle this mentality? Any tips/ tricks would be gladly appreciated.

-Fearlessbrother

Mental

November 19, 2015

This is how I feel on my journey right now, mental! Fresh of a frustrating performance from a tournament has me in a place where I am doubting myself and traininglife-love-quotes-the-only-ompossible-journey more than ever. Funny how things have their ups and downs. The last tournament resulted in a win 1-0 in masters division, 2-1 in the adults division. The feelings of joy and confidence and just elation for all hard work. This last tournament 0-2, feelings of insecurities. Funny how some people can put things into perspective. Last comment from my coach and friend simple yet probably true, “Just enter the next tournament and win and you will feel better.” Can’t wait for the opportunity to get out on the mats and ride this roller coaster again!

-Fearlessbrother

I’m back! Again

April 22, 2015

So  I it has been since December 13th of 2013 since my last blog post so I guess now is just a good of time as any to write up a new blog. So what have I been doing this whole time? Well I am no longer a white belt. I received my blue belt a year ago April 09. Competition wise I have not been that active. A tournament here and there. Something I hope to change this year and hopefully get a chance to compete a little more this year.

Coming into this year I told myself that I would compete more. I always noticed win or lose whenever I signed up for a tournament that I find my game improve immensely. I think is due to the fact of having a goal and holding myself accountable to make it to practice, eat right and rest, and make weight because I paid money the reason for my progress. Funny thing is that its just hard! More than anything I find myself having to psych myself out mentally just to push myself in practice and to make sure that I am feeling uncomfortable in training as well.  Making sure that I make sure that I am rolling with people who can push me, tap me, make me work like hell and force me to get better instead of choosing an easy roll with a newbie. I am not sure if everybody struggles with these same mental battles as I do. Anyways my theme for this year, be comfortable in uncomfortable situations and to train hard fight easy! Until next time! Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease!!bow and arrow

Martial Frustrations

August 9, 2011

Why is it so many people who practice Chinese Martial Arts especially internal are so particular about body positioning, movement etc. cannot fight for shit. Always explaining how this position your structure is such and such or that you have more power in x position, these people to be honest I believe could not fight their way out of a paper bag. I am not bashing but I would rather learn through experience and see if you can actually do what you say. When fighting and moving from my own personal experience is a dynamic situation where people are moving from one position to another. Personally for fighting even though your body should have a basic structure I think principles should be emphasized more and less emphasis on stylistic differentiations such as the correct bong sau or tan sau occurs at X degree. Try stopping a full powered hook with a tan sau and see what happens. Anyways this is just my rant….I’d rather just play or spar and see what works for me no matter what I am doing. I got flavors but no style!