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Kempo Chris
03-12-2004, 06:42 PM
Intent is one of the most important things in training. You must always train with intent. If you are not training with intent then you are just throwing punches and kicks. If yout train everyday with full intent you will fight with full intent. If you do not train with intent you will not fight with intent.
Do not ever half ass anything.
This falls into visualization in a way.
You must imagine when hitting the bag or pads that you are against a person and you must aim to punch through the bag or the pads. You must imagine someone coming at you.
When you work a combo or a submission, you better do it like you mean, do it as if your life depended on it.

When training you must always have intent.

-Christopher Pollak-

03-15-2004, 05:44 PM
When you read this I want you to think about it in regards to you in class and your classmates.

You can also think about it in context to you in your work place, relationship and almost anything else you can think about. In every grappling club or Mixed Martial Arts School throughout the World there are sheeps and there are tigers. What are you? What do you want to be? Look around your club and see if you know who the tigers are and who the sheeps are.

Please read slowly so you can completely understand what
is being said. As you read think to yourself about the people in your class and yourself.

Training: Tigers and Sheep
Sometimes in training, you can be refered to as training as a tiger or training as a sheep. If you train as a tiger -- hard training and body conditioning -- you can always train with tigers. Other tigers will also recognize you and you can train in peace with them. They know that when two tigers really fight that one will die of injuries today and the other will die of injuries tomorrow. Both will die, so they have nothing to prove.

If you train like a sheep -- no contact and no two-man conditioning -- then you can only train with sheep. A tiger can train with tigers and he can also train with sheep. He just has to be careful not to hurt them. A sheep cannot train with tigers. Sheep see tigers as being very frightening and their conditioning, he says, will cause cancer. A sheep training with tigers will get eaten up.

Sometimes you see a sheep who sees the truth of tiger training and changes. In reality this sheep was actually a tiger in sheep's clothing waiting to come out.

Watch people training. Look at how they act and how they behave. A tiger can be like a little kitty but dangerous even though he is friendly. They are quiet and watch everything. They listen and watch. They know who they are and they have nothing to prove -- they are at peace.

Sheep, on the other hand, make all kinds of noises and demand to be heard.They run around and seem to crave attention. They are easily hurt and easily scared. They always group together for their own protection. When danger approaches they look towards the group for protection because they cannot defend themselves. They are easy prey for tigers -- whether it is one sheep or several, sheep are still sheep.

-- Ryuko Tomoyose, Uechi-ryu