"A" For Effort...

 

An "A" for effort does not ensure and "A" for outcome.

Have you noticed the trend in society these days which leans toward mediocrity?

My wife and I were recently watching a series documenting a group with mixed climbing ability and experience attempting to successfully summit Mount Everest.  We watched with keen interest as one of the "climbers" went through a startling change in attitude.  This person went from being extremely (over) confident in their own abilities -> to doubting their abilities -> to realizing their inability to complete the task -> and finally to ridiculing everyone else for their strength. 



The mental shift this person had was literally 180 degrees.  It was shocking to observe.  Here was the setting...

After reaching ABC (Advanced Base Camp at 21,000 feet), the expedition leader called for the group to do an acclimatization climb up to Camp 1 (situated at 23,000) on the North Col.  In order to test...

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Intentional Process

As you surely know by now, one of the most consistent sayings I repeat in training
sessions is, “Be intentional in your training.”  I thought it might be helpful to discuss
briefly what I mean by that in hopes to stimulate your internal learning processes as well as to invite discussions on the subject.

To me, the “Intentional Process” is made up of a series of concepts.  I will briefly discuss three of these ideas which I believe are certainly some of the most important.  Those being: Intentionality, Focus, and Expression.


Intentionality – While training (especially solo training) you must seek to be in precise control of every minute part of your body and every degree of your movement.  This is certainly part of the “self-perfection” we so gallantly speak about, and yet I see very little self perfecting going on in the JKD/Kali world at large.

In many ways, your ability to refine your skill...

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