Tag Archives: Dojo

Knowledge and Practice

yin yangMost of the practitioners know most of the techniques and even the counter attacks and everything required during the fight. But when it comes to actually using that knowledge, most of us find it difficult. And that can be frustrating during a fight. Even I had difficulty to apply my knowledge when it actually mattered.  That is when I came across a quote by none other than Bruce Lee. Continue reading

Most difficult part about training!

karateDifficulties! It is the part and parcel of our lives. But, when it comes to training, they just transform into something very different. Is it easier to find excuses than to keep ourselves motivated? Of course it is. Looks like we humans are engineered to be lazy. So, let us hash out some of the difficulties we face in our training. Continue reading

The Maximum and the Minimum.

hard work quoteThis concept is pretty simple but, most often overlooked in dojos. Students are told to work harder every time, but this concept is an extension of that. Teaching the students this perspective will change their attitude towards the hard training regimen and they will embrace it with open hands. Continue reading

New experiences

ma medThere used to be those good old days when our excitement would surge when we would learn something new as kids. That would be usually followed by a month of constant practice of the same thing over and over again, until we got bored with it or we were taught something new. This excitement served us well to train our muscle memory(though we didn’t know what muscle memory was back then). Our Sensei would also feel the excitement and would be willing to lead us in every possible way. Continue reading