Really it doesn’t matter what style of martial arts you are studying. What matters is how you approach your training. In today’s martial arts world you hear lots of talk about sparring and training realistically.
How many times have you heard things like: A wing chun guy is doomed if he/she is taken to the ground. Or that school doesn’t train with real pressure, they will never hold up in street fight.
First and foremost statements like that are just plain rude. Even more importantly you don’t become a skilled martial artist because you spar everyday. You don’t become a skilled martial artist because you show up to class every week.
Your skill as martial artist happens because of what you do on your own. Meaning when nobody else is around to watch you. The time you take to solo train every week is the most important factor if increasing your skill matters to you. [Read more…]