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7 Keys To Making The Most Out Of Your Training Experience

7 Keys To Making The Most Out Of Your Training Experience
By Sifu Kevin Seaman

As you enter your training at Tai Kai and begin your progression within the Martial Arts here are 7 Key principles that will help you to accelerate your training, learn faster and retain what you’re taught more effectively, making your experience the most optimal.

1) When you arrive at Tai Kai clear your mind of all thoughts not associated with your goal of learning. The distractions, challenges, stress and work of everyday life will still be there after your class has ended. Be there 100%, absorbing the material with all of your attention.

2) In order to learn anything well and become excellent at it, you need to approach it seriously. There is an abundance of material presented in each session. Buy a notebook designated for your Martial Arts Studies and take notes after each class. It is impossible to absorb the details and remember them without notes.

3) Ask mindful questions of yourself after class as you reflect on a technique or concept taught to you and ask the instructor during your next class to clarify any points you didn’t understand, or questions relating to how you might use what you’ve learned effectively.

4) Develop your visualization skills. Once you’ve learned a technique, see yourself performing the technique correctly over and over in your Mind’s Eye. This mental strategy is used by some of the top athletes and best fighters in the world to assist them in their success.

5) Create a Goal Sheet of exactly what you want to accomplish with our program. Make approximate time deadlines and for your goals and sub-goals. Sub-goals help you to see progress in a step-by-step process, while deadlines keep you on track to accomplishing your goals.

6) I can tell you that consistency is one of the most important aspects to developing any skill and meeting the objectives you wish to accomplish. I know this because I have achieved the ranks of 8 Black Belts and recently started on my journey to my 9th as a white belt. The secret of how I accomplished this is through consistency.

7) Develop an attitude of championship standards. Always approach learning something new with an open mind. Trust your teachers, and respect what they offer. Take care of your training partner and use each other to become the BEST you both can be. As our Thai Boxing instructor, Master Chai has said; be hard like a diamond and smooth like silk.

Sifu Kevin Seaman is a staff Instructor at Tai Kai Jiu Jitsu having trained in the Martial Arts for nearly 40 years. He is internationally renown for his experience in the Martial Arts and, his work as a Mental Performance Coach. Currently writes for Authority MMA Magazine and has written two books. Check out his book at www.thewinningmindset.com/book.html.
His Martial Art website: www.ewmaa.com