… THERE IS ONLY TRAINED AND UNTRAINED
In K3 classes many of the lessons learned are initially physical lessons. These lessons include getting out of your comfort zone by pushing past being tired, feeling your muscles being sore, trying to get 30 seconds more of extra effort when your body is saying that it just can’t go any further
Over time a person comes to realize that many of these physical challenges serve a much higher purpose than just conditioning the body, even though conditioning the body by itself is an essential ingredient of a stronger, fitter mind and body.
The higher purpose that I am speaking of is developing a mental toughness and developing an attitude of belief in oneself and one’s ability.
This mental toughness is important for children in our Karate programs as well as adults in Krav Maga. It transfers from the Dojo to academic school, work, sports, and daily life.
Achieving this mental toughness happens in small steps. It happens by continually moving ourselves out of our comfort zones and realizing that the old limit that we had placed on ourselves mentally and physically is no longer true. We now have a higher goal to reach for.
Yours for Fitness, Protection & Success,
Seh Ssung Doyle McMahan