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Let the Stress Melt Away when You Shoot

Category : FC Archery News

 

Hey FC Archers,

Whether you’re a new archer or a seasoned pro, you can’t afford to forget one aspect of archery: mental focus.

One of the best things about archery is its meditative nature. You must concentrate while shooting a bow to succeed on the target. When you lose mental focus, it makes a huge difference in your body awareness, which affects how you shoot an arrow. Everything you do at the shooting line affects what happens on the target. So, it’s vital for archers to be mentally focused – and that helps you in other areas of life, too!

The solution: All other stresses seem to melt away as you concentrate on your technique for drawing the bow and executing a shot. That only happens if you breathe and concentrate on your shooting. At the moment before you raise your bow, take a deep breath from your belly and think about what you want to achieve with that shot. Keep your breathing even as you shoot the arrow, and stay focused on your movements, not the score. By keeping your mind calm and focused on your technique, you’re much more likely to hit the high scores you want!

See you Friday – Remember to keep your mental focus!

emmanuel

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Finding Mastery – Book a Massage – Give Yoga a Try

Category : FC Club News

 

Don’t miss out on the last FightClub Seminar of the Year!

Finding Mastery (Part 2) 

Saturday, October 5th from 1-4 pm

Seminar training is an important part of your overall Systema experience. The length of time (3-4 hours) allows for deeper understanding and for learning to saturate into the mind and body. Training weekly is important – Seminars are equally important.

Email systema@fight-club.ca if you attending.

 

 


 

Train hard, but remember to recover hard. For most active people I recommend at least one good massage a month. Luckily, FightClub now has a certified massage therapist, dedicated Systema Student and FC teacher.

Book your massage today by emailing systema@fight-club.ca

* FC Students receive a 30% discount on one-hour massage *

 


 

Yoga is one of the activities that has many cross benefits that help us with the effects of living in a big fast-paced city. Yoga classes are offered to students and their family members) every Sunday morning starting at 10 am till 1130am. Come try it out

Being healthy is a big part of everything FightClub promotes and the Yoga class will only add another layer to your overall well being. Plus Lyndsay the yoga teacher is amazing. Many of you have trained with her in the Systema program and know how dedicated she is to Systema. I’m sure she will integrate everything 🙂

Come and try a class this Sunday!

Any questions please send an email to yoga@fight-club.ca 

* FC Students can try classes for free in the month of September *

 

 

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Kid’s Martial Arts – Mentors Needed

Category : FC Connect

 

Many of you have commented on the positive ways I interact with your kids – Thank you for your feedback and kind words. Let me explain in a little more detail my approach and why I feel it’s so effective. For me it comes down to two approaches – Coaching vs Mentoring. Let me explain the difference …

Coaching and Mentoring are not the same thing. My experiences support the conclusion that mentoring is a power free, two-way mutually beneficial learning situation where the mentor provides advice, shares knowledge, and experiences, and teaches using a low pressure, self-discovery approach. 

Teaching using ‘learning’ versus ‘teacher to student’ model and, being willing to not just question for self-discovery but also freely sharing their own experiences and skills with the partners. The mentor is both a source of information/knowledge and a Socratic questioner. If I am a coach my concern is your performance and enrolling your support in the vision/direction. A coach has a set agenda to reinforce or change skills and behaviors. Mentors, on the other hand are facilitators and teachers allowing the partners to discover their own direction. 

Students with good mentors would say things like this…”They let me struggle so I could learn.”

A good mentor….”Never provided solutions—always asking questions to surface a student own thinking and let them find solutions.”

Are public schools cannot adopt this approach. There are simply too many kids in each class and teachers are pressed for time under school board curriculum formats. What I provide for the kids as a mentor is something I believe our kids will need a lot more of in the future. That is to be self-driven and self-learning. 

At FightClub the kid’s martial arts program is on a journey through Systema with me as the guide.  Ask yourself – what kid doesn’t like to go on journey? 🙂

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Too Many Coach and too Few Mentor

Category : FC Youth News

 

Hey FC Parents and Kids,

Many of you have commented on the positive ways I interact with your kids – Thank you for your feedback and kind words. Let me explain in a little more detail my approach and why I feel it’s so effective. For me it comes down to two approaches – Coaching vs Mentoring. Let me explain the difference …

Coaching and Mentoring are not the same thing. My experiences support the conclusion that mentoring is a power free, two-way mutually beneficial learning situation where the mentor provides advice, shares knowledge, and experiences, and teaches using a low pressure, self-discovery approach. 

Teaching using ‘learning’ versus ‘teacher to student’ model and, being willing to not just question for self-discovery but also freely sharing their own experiences and skills with the partners. The mentor is both a source of information/knowledge and a Socratic questioner. If I am a coach my concern is your performance and enrolling your support in the vision/direction. A coach has a set agenda to reinforce or change skills and behaviors. Mentors, on the other hand are facilitators and teachers allowing the partners to discover their own direction. 

Students with good mentors would say things like this…”They let me struggle so I could learn.”

A good mentor….”Never provided solutions—always asking questions to surface a student own thinking and let them find solutions.”

Are public schools cannot adopt this approach. There are simply too many kids in each class and teachers are pressed for time under school board curriculum formats. What I provide for the kids as a mentor is something I believe our kids will need a lot more of in the future. That is to be self-driven and self-learning. 

At FightClub they are on a journey through Systema with me as the guide.  Ask yourself – what kid doesn’t like to go on journey? 🙂 

emmanuel 

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A Bird on a Branch – Fight PodCast

Category : FC Club News

 

Perspective is so important in life. This beautiful little quote sums it up so nicely. Listen to Emmanuel talking about what it means to him in life, training, and teaching.

 

 

Listen to Podcast ‘A Bird on a Branch’ 

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