In the world of martial arts, where the unexpected is the only constant, the need for adaptability reigns supreme. Traditional approaches often advocate memorizing techniques by following a rigid "if they do this, then you do that" script.
Posture!This is something you will hear me say numerous times during our Juyukai classes. This single cue is a reminder to my students to get back into what I call a position of authority. Whether you’re standing or on the ground, having proper posture is necessary for any position you might find yourself in.
As the sands of time continue to flow for us aging martial artists, we find ourselves traversing a shifting landscape within our practice. What was once a seamless and instinctive execution of techniques may now demand a more deliberate effort. The body, once a finely tuned instrument, starts to signal its age, responding with a nuanced cadence that requires a profound understanding and acceptance.
In the world of martial arts, the only constant is change. Techniques evolve, training methods progress, and as aging martial art practitioner, adaptation becomes an indispensable ally in your journey. While it's natural to hold onto the familiar, embracing change and adaptation is the key to not only preserving your martial arts practice but also thriving in it as you age.
I have a question for you,
Are you a bad training partner?
I surely hope not! Let's take a look at what could be considered a bad training partner and use that as a way to become a great training partner.