I can’t remember how…
…but some time last week, I had a thought about the biggest problem Martial Artists face.
For some people – this may well describe you.
Or, it may not…
So what’s the number one problem people face when trying to further their Martial Arts knowledge?
Well imagine that you’re standing on one side of a river. And imagine that your aim is to get to the other side…the other shore.
(The shore you’re on now is where you are now – the ‘other shore’ (US) is making Martial Arts experts by the dozen).
What to do?
Well, you’re offered all sorts of different ways of getting to the other side of the river (OTHERS).
One guy offers you a catapult – to ‘catapult’ yourself over to the other shore.
Another guy offers you a special water-safe pogo stick.
But, none of these really suitable. They are ‘OK’. But they aren’t going to give you the consistent results that you want.
So what’s the best way of crossing to the other shore?
You build a bridge!
The bridge is solid, dependable and dead easy-to-use…ONCE it’s built.
But you do have to put some effort into building your own bridge first of all.
OK…let me spell it out.
The catapults and pogo sticks are ‘trick techniques’ and ‘shiny objects’ that you can buy that promise to help (OTHERS PROMISE THIS).
They may have some value, but they aren’t 100% by any means. They certainly can’t guarantee a safe crossing to the other shore (i.e. becoming a true expert in your field).
And the bridge? (THAT’S What we provide)
The bridge is your own knowledge, built up over a period of time.
So what’s the number one problem people face?
In short, they try to catapult themselves to their goal – the other shore of learning some tricky techniques and a limited understanding – without building their own bridge first.
Instead, they believe one fancy technique or product will get them to one shore in one fell-swoop.
Most people see a ‘result’ (a trick technique) and want to immediately catapult themselves there…withOUT having first built their own bridge (i.e. without first having built up
sufficient knowledge/experience ‘in field’).
The results are haphazard at best.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t fancy using a pogo stick to get across a shark-infested river.
I’d rather wait a bit longer, and build my own sturdy bridge – based on solid knowledge of how and why techniques work. How the body works. How Pressure Points can be applied in real situations.
And the final benefit of building your own bridge?
Once it’s built, it’s built! You can use it as much or as often as you like.
No more ground work. You’ve ‘built’ your own knowledge base that can last a lifetime, and be used on demand.
Question for this glorious Monday morning…
Are YOU trying to ‘catapult’ yourself to the other shore, without building a firm foundation first?
Most people are.
And most people end up drowning.
The beauty of the way I teach is that I ”force” you to build your own bridge.
I provide you with the raw materials, the building plans, the foundations and the experience of a work crew around that you that will never let you down.
I meticulously check your work, every step of the way, and advise EXACTLY what you should do next.
I do this till you have built the best and strongest bridge you could possibly build.
Then, over time I help you to maintain that bridge and fortify it still further.
Whilst giving you all the tools to help others build their own bridge too.