Self-control refers to the training that one gives one’s self to accomplish a certain task or to adopt a particular pattern of behaviour, even though one is unfocused or would rather be doing something else. For example, when your child has learned to listen to mom and dad, pay attention in class while listening to the teacher instead of talking to his friend next to him, he has demonstrated the ability to self-control… while making the good decision to do so.
At FightClub, as both parent and instructor, I work on this skill set every single day. I give the kids freedom each class to explore and be creative with Systema training, but I will walk around and reenforce self control and good decision making skills with each student. Patience is a big virtue with this one. Given the ever increasing class sizes of our public schools, it is imperative that kids develop good self control and good decision making skills. This will not happen on its own you need to teach, model and practice the behaviours to get good at it. Youth martial art lessons at FightClub incorporates this each and every class!
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The most damaging voice in your life is the one inside your head.
The voices inside your head have a strong impact on you, and sometimes you’re going to need to say shut up and change the dialogue. Your emotions as based on your mindset, so choose it wisely.
When confronted by multiple attackers (or multiple problems in real life) the pressure will cause all your fears and worries to surface. People start to image such crazy things and this causes such anxiety.
I don’t know what horrible things other people spit your way, but that stuff is effective only if it finds a voice within you to hold hands with. When Jason and Royal are coming at me – deep down inside I am happy for them and for me. I don’t see them as anything else but what they are … too good martial artist wanting to learn in this case.
Decide what you want to focus on in your martial arts training (or in life) and decide the conversation inside your head. When good things are being said inside, the bullshit that may come from the real world will have nothing to connect with …
Keep training hard and Fighting ‘the Good’ Fight,