When I’m on vacation, it’s like me to train more than I do in Toronto. Why do you ask? Because when I am relaxing, I do my best learning. I challenge myself in many ways and find many hidden ‘gems’ of wisdom that I missed back home while training. It’s been over three years since I have been away on a vacation and since the last time, my beliefs have only strengthened for what I have been witnessing. You see, the more I learn about martial arts, the more I am realizing how destructive they are to the body, long time ago, I switched gears to more of an internal focus on the martial arts that was far more rewarding. This same sentiment about destructiveness I have also found in many forms of exercise. Sadly, most people don't realize the harm they are doing to their bodies until it's too late. This is why so many martial artists, athletes and fitness freaks turn into dream patients for orthopedic surgeons. I got the message long ago, and I changed the way I trained. When you practice internally, the way I lay it out for you, instead of traumatizing your body; you repair and regenerate. You recharge and renew. As a 20- or 30-year-old, you might think there's no trauma to your body when you train. But when you turn 40, 50 and then some, you find out that your body remembers everything you did to it that wasn't so good for the long haul ahead. The good news is that you can start today, as in NOW, to turn the tables in your favour. Learn how to move in ways that eliminate pain and weakness without beating into submission. As I have said many, many times: Focus on being relaxed, mobile, positive and strong, and you'll go far. Even better, enroll at FightClub and see for yourself how Systema training and my approach can help you!
Your body will thank you for it!