Train hard – event easy

It’s been a long road
It really is amazing what you can find on YouTube these days, if you want to train for a particular event then there will be a video on there telling you how to do it, so why this blog? Having just completed Tough Mudder in Yorkshire it struck me that my different experiences over a variety of challenges helped me cope on the day and also that the diversity of challenges may be of some help to you. With that simple idea in mind here are my thoughts – taken from my marathon days of my 20’s up to the present day.

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90% of life is showing up

The art of turning up.

The biggest challenge to getting good at martial arts, or anything come to think of it, is consistency. The art of turning up. The hardest part of that is getting your butt out of the chair or the sofa. It’s no surprise to me that the busiest classes at UFS are usually the early classes. People don’t get the chance to sit down, they come straight from work and come to a class. Hey, there are even energy drinks at the centre now if you’re feeling a little tired! I’ve been teaching martial arts for over 24 years now and in that time I’ve seen really talented people, some really mediocre people and lots of people with a little talent. The same way I was when I began martial arts in 1981. What kept me going, took me to World Championship finals and competing in so many running races was the consistency. I’m a good trainer. I can be the laziest person you’ve met, but I’m also driven to train hard.

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