Shortcuts to Training: Are there any?

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:

  1. Get out of your own way
  2. Be fully attentive during training
  3. 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.

Happy training!

Tanwyn Sensei

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