|Academy of Combat Newsletter #156
Pay by August 11th and gain entrance to the seminar for
After August 11th the cost is $80
Time: 6pm to 9pm, Friday August 18th, 2017
Will/Machado BJJ Championships 2017The Will/Machado BJJ Championships are coming up fast and will take place on September 9th in Melbourne. There will be a seminar with Rigan Machado the next day. It's best to get accommodation and plane tickets arranged very soon if you are going as prices will only increase from now on. Online registration can be found here.
The kids martial arts students are away for the school holidays. Their classes will resume on Monday the 24th of July.
3) There is Friday Night sparring 6-7:30pm for BJJ, MMA and Thai Boxing. If you haven’t sparred before please book a sparring etiquette appointment at reception before your first session.
4) There is an open mat on Saturdays for sparring and drilling from 12pm until 2pm.
Beyond Technique: Essential Fighting Skill Attributes, Part 1
In my experience, as a martial arts coach and school owner, I have found that one of the most difficult aspects of developing a lot for students is keeping them focused on the drilling and repetition of their techniques so that they acquire the competency necessary to be able to use them under pressure.
The information that we have available to us these days gives us a readily available resource for a huge number of techniques and tactics that are being constantly updated or added to. To many this is a great thing and means that they can shortcut the time and effort taken to learn something, particularly a martial art. But learning something and mastering it are two completely different things.
You tube has provided a massive resource for finding all manner of fighting discipline techniques Students spend hours looking for some new clever technique that they can show off to their friends or try to use in sparring to beat their opponent. Many (to use BJJ as an example) can't even pass the basic guard but would rather spend time on some new X-guard sweep that they just found on Youtube.
With the obsession of the average student for techniques, they overlook the underlying attributes that are required to make a technique work and acquire mastery. In most cases this is just left to sparring by continually trying to apply it in their sparring matches. Little attention is paid to what makes the techniques work, it is just by chance that this may be stumbled upon and is never really understood. It many cases it is never acquired and a gross execution of the technique is adopted that relies either on extreme strength or chance.
The attributes required to be an effective fighter are many, the majority of which will be acquired through constantly training and drilling of the techniques pertaining to the particular discipline engaged in. However, many can be further enhanced by incorporating specialist drills and training methods into your training regime.
In addition, many athletes already have some of the attributes required to become proficient at the particular disciple they are practicing. This is often referred to as talent or natural ability for a pursuit. However, evidence suggests that these abilities and attributes have been acquired through the practice of other sports or interests or it may be that some event occurred in their lives that resulted in an insatiable drive to achieve in a specific endeavor. We can only speculate as to what drives this desire, however, being aware that emotion drives all decisions and that emotionally laden experiences often result in insatiable drives to appease some need created by that experience may provide one explanation or reason that will give us an understanding of this phenomena. In part 2 of this article I will discuss the most important attributes for mastering fighting disciplines and give brief outlines for methods to develop them.
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In this newsletter tip, we discuss the underlying factors that develop mastery of any discipline: the attributes that enhance the performance of the techniques within the system.
In this, the first part of a two part article I provide a short background for part 2 in which I will outline the main attributes and ways in which they may be trained.
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