The Importance of Your Training Partners!


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How important is your training partner?  Training partners generally become some of your closets friends and therefore are part of your extended family!  For me having good training partners is essential.  When I am someone’s training partner I try to do my absolute best to give them a realistic movement to work with.  If I strike at them I try to give them a good strike so to speak.  I focus on the striking area and I try to go through it to help them move off line.  As they get better at the technique, I will up the attack to make it even more realistic and challenging for them.  Good training partners are like gold!  They are very, very valuable and special people.  When training with your partner’s you need to also take care of them and make sure that they do not get injured.  That is your responsibility!  Do accidents happen?  Yes they do but we try our best to keep our partners injury free so that they can continue to train with us and be one of our very good friends. 

In IRT and Martial Science in general we are a family so let us always remember to take care of each other.

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Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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2 Responses to The Importance of Your Training Partners!

  1. Scott Sober says:

    Very true, it’s harder to find good training partners then it is to develop your technique. Another thing that helps preserve training partners is a good attitude. Especially when working with someone for the first time. If you are more skilled and just beat the crap out of them, it will be a one time training session only. Not to say you have to intentionally lose, because trust me I’ll come back for a beating multiple times, if you are willing to help me get better.

  2. Brian VanCise says:

    Absolutely Scott! I feel exactly like you in that attitude is very important. Glad you found the Blog!

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