The Wall!

Every now and then in your training you will hit a wall where you may not be interested in training or you may simply not be making any progress.  You need to know that this happens to everyone that trains in the Martial Sciences.  Irregardless of how long they have trained or how highly skilled they are.  The key thing is to keep the spark alive enough that you continue forward.  Find a way to add some variety into your training or find a way to stimulate interest in training like reading a book, etc.  Whenever I have found myself facing a wall regarding lack of interest I have read a novel with the Martial Sciences involved in it.  This usually has given me a spark and onto some serious training I would go.  When I have faced a wall regarding lack of progress I have always challenged myself in an area of the Martial Sciences where I was less familiar.  This is one way where I have been able to keep improving and have a wide diversity in my Martial Sciences skills.  No matter what you will hit a wall in your training.  What you need to do is have a plan and course of action so that you can get past and around this wall.  See you on the mats!

Brian R. VanCise

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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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3 Responses to The Wall!

  1. Tim says:

    Or if you train Police/military Sanda you hit walls as part of the training 😀

    Trees too 🙂

  2. Brian VanCise says:

    I think I would really like Sanda Tim!!!

    • Tim says:

      I liked it too; sadly I no longer train it with my sifu we had a bit of a falling out. I did however find a sports sanda school near me I may check out soon. But I am still going to hit walls and trees… like I have said many times before…never trust a tree 😀

      But in actual reference to your post on hitting the wall, been there myself and most recently I discovered I needed to stop training one art for a while in favor of another and it worked great.

      But talking about books, a few years back I hit the wall and had no drive to do anything and I started reading books and that got me going again. And as much as this admission may get me harassed, the book that went the furthest in getting me going again was “The Secret Power Within” by Chuck Norris

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