WHAT COMES OUT CLOSELY RESEMBLES WHAT GOES IN

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Today’s blog is all  about WHAT COMES OUT CLOSELY RESEMBLES WHAT GOES IN. Basically what this means is whatever you put into something the results will be close to the effort put forth. So if very little effort is put into something, the results will more than likely be poor. If great effort is put forth, the results more than likely will be far better than poor. However at the same time you need to be putting the right stuff into what you are doing along with the effort. So therefore you need to put 100% effort into what you are doing and know exactly how to do it. You also need to have a goal to get to or obtain or achieve. If you do not have a goal how can you expect to put effort into it or know how to get there. This can refer to almost anything in life in general. This blog is going to talk specifically about training but the concepts are the same for anything you wish to put forth.

Okay so you are at Taekwondo class and you see some of the other students performing a certain kick at a very high performance level. They look awesome doing it. You wish to yourself that you could do that as well. But you tell yourself that you can’t. Well if you just said that then you are 100% correct. Telling yourself that you cannot do something will limit your ability to do it. You have two choices here. 1) You can decide to improve on that kick to the best of your capabilities and beyond. 2) You can simply not do that and get jealous of others who can. I myself would rather choose to improve my kick at the best of my capabilities and go beyond my perceived limits.

But how can I or you do that? Well it’s a lot simpler than you may think. First of you simply have to choose a specific goal and stick to it until it is achieve. Making sure the goal is one that is a reasonable one. Second you need to know how to achieve that goal. This can be achieved by going to Taekwondo classes and learning the proper technique. Truly listen and observe what the instructors are teaching, performing, demonstrating, and saying. Watch other students that have a high level performance of that skill you are trying to learn. Third you need to be 100% effort into it and the class. To learn a head level kick for example requires you to work on your balance, flexibility, foot positions, body positioning, speed, accuracy, and so on and so forth. Each element requires you to put 100% effort into each one of these elements.

Merely wishing for something to get better or comparing yourself to others is not going to get anything done. If you are gonna train for something specific then do it. What you put into it will closely resemble what you get out of it. That is one of the main factors that you get high level performance athletes versus the recreational athlete.

Master Jonathan Field

4 Time Martial Arts World Champion

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW IN TAEKWONDO CLASS

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Wow I am back for like a fourth blog on the week. Been super motivated to write this week. Also making up for lost time, Today’s blog is about choosing the right people or examples to follow when you are in your Taekwondo or Martial Arts classes. Actually you can use some of or all of criteria below in other classes as well.

The criteria I picked are; Black Belts or Higher Belts, Proper Technique, Humble, Knowledgable, Helpful, High Energy, Fit/Healthy, Respectful, Disciplined. This is just a small list I came up with. You can certainly add or take away from it but it gives you a general idea. Also as a student or teacher/instructor you want to pick up these traits for yourself. You want to be the best example you can be for yourself as well as for others to follow.

Okay let’s go through each trait quickly. Obviously on top of the list is you want to be following Black Belts or Higher Belts than you. But this is subject-able. Not all Belts are equal. Be careful who you follow as an example for yourself. You want to pick examples of good quality technique. Pick the person with the technique you think it awesome. SOme people are better at certain kicks while others are better at blocks. You can certainly choose to follow various examples. But do pick the techniques that you want to look like. Pick people that are humble to follow. No point in choosing a role model that is cocky about their skills. You’ll unknowingly pick up on that negative trait. Follow the higher belts that truly do know their stuff. You can tell the ones that know what they are talking about versus the ones that just get by. Knowledge is a continuos process.It never stops. Pick the person that is willing to keep learning and admit when they do not know.

The higher belts that will automatically help the lower belts without being asked and doesn’t require any recognition for their efforts is someone to follow. Choose the person who has high energy for that they love to do. If it seems like they just show up and go through the motions then they probably aren’t the ones that you should follow. Choose the ones that makes the simplest blocks super fun. Your role model should be fit and healthy to do the things they ask you to do. They lead by example. If they ask you to do 100 push ups, have they done it before? The example you choose to follow in class should be a respectful person. Do they treat others with respect and are courteous? Your role model should be well disciplined in class. Do they stand properly in line, do they answer YES SIR or NO SIR, do they talk in class when they are not suppose to?  Choose your role models in class wisely and choose to be an awesome example for others to follow.

Well I hope you enjoyed reading this one.

Master Jonathan Field

4 Time Martial Arts World Champion

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

PUSH UP CHALLENGE VIDEO / I WANT WANT WANT

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It’s been a while since I wrote a blog so here it is. First up on the agenda is you will find a video below of a push up challenge I did. I posted on my facebook account that for everyone one “like” I get on my status I will do 10 push ups. All the push ups will be done in one day. The results are below.

Okay now for the second item on the agenda. I want to talk about wanting. There is way to many people out there that want want want and won’t do anything to get what they want. You hear all the time about people wanting to lose weight, make more money, get a job, get fit, get better at a certain skill, and an etc,. If you want something you truly have to want it. You cannot just say you want it. You have to be willing to work for it. Do what it takes to obtain or achieve that of what you desire. Make no excuses why you “can’t” get what you want. Don’t blame others. Too many people blame outside circumstances and others. What is the point in that? So if you want something, find out what it takes to get it and get it done. No excuses and no whining. You’ll be much happier that way.

Here’s a few motivational videos.

Hope you enjoyed the reading and the videos. Catcha next time!

Master Jonathan Field

4 Time Martial Arts World Champion

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do