Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Training has been challenging.

Everything move I make is a considered thought. Sometimes the more I think, the worse I get.
So many things to learn, practise and then apply.

I am not aggressive during training. I have a great deal of respect for the people who take the time to show me things and spend a lot of time listening and being respectful, but not being aggressive. Unlike the young men there I am not showing much bluff and banter, I need time to just internalise, think everything through and get it down pat.

This is fine as long as when the time comes to really compete I draw upon my own agression and don't worry I can be aggressive, I just need to find a way to summon it. Sure be relaxed during training, but for the real thing I need to find that inner confidence.

Confidence is an issue. This isn't something natural or easy for me, but that is why I choose to do it. The best thing is I know that natural ability can be overcome by training. All I have to do is keep doing what I do. Keep turning up, keep my focus and start practising at home and hopefully start believing in myself as a fighter.

It all hinges on training.

1 comment:

  1. Learning this game is like learning a language. You need the basic vocabulary and grammar drilled in until it is second nature, and one day short sentences will form, and then eventually fluent speech.

    No one minds which method you use to get through the hump of learning the basics, as long as you do. At this stage, yup, training is they key.

    "The more I train, the luckier I get."