Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a skilled martial artist? Have you looked at inspirational martial arts masters and thought “Is there a secret to their success? Is there a ‘shortcut’?”
Many martial arts instructors, if they are worth their salt, will tell you: There is no secret. Just train.
But that can’t be right, can it? Surely it is the mysteries of the East? Or perhaps it is the acquisition of a magic or hidden technique?
Worry no more! Here are three concise steps to a true ‘shortcut’ in becoming a skilled martial artist:
- Get out of your own way
- Be fully attentive during training
- Put in the hours
In years to come, you might even look back at this, and find yourself passing it on to your own students.