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The Enemy of Improvement

August 19, 2017

Hey Dedicated Systema Students,

 

*FightClub will be closed from August 28th until September 4th. Regular classes resume September 5th.*

 

There is a famous Japanese proverb that says: “After winning the battle, tighten your helmet.”  In other words, the battle does not end when you win. The battle only ends when you get lazy, when you lose your sense of commitment, and when you stop paying attention. The act of living with alertness regardless of whether the goal has already been achieved. We can carry this philosophy into many areas of life…

“The battle does not end when you publish a book. It ends when
you consider yourself a finished product, when you lose the
vigilance needed to continue improving your craft”

The enemy of improvement is neither failure nor success. The enemy of improvement is boredom, fatigue, and lack of concentration. The enemy of improvement is a lack of commitment to the process, because the process is everything. This lesson is repeated over and over every time students come to practice at FightClub. It’s amazing what can be accomplished with just commitment.

I like to think of Systema as a gift. A gift that we all share and spread to as many people that we know can benefit. Don’t let your friends and family fall prey to the drudgery, boredom and fatigue of life. Get them to try classes and make a step in a positive direction.

Respectfully,
Emmanuel

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