- quote from Bob Knight.
It's always great to get mail from a trainee that has the dedication to train on their own and really commit to perfecting their skills. I had an email recently from one person who is investing in equipment to train with at home during the current restrictions in the absence of workshops and we had a conversation about this subject.
I was reminded of this quote from Knight above.
Are you passive about training and learning? Failure to solo practice - whatever the lack of resources is losing a huge potential source of self improvement and progress.
Physical skills degrade over time - they need to be reinforced constantly.
This process is life long.
Making time in your schedule to regulary revise key skills will always deliver rewards.
It doesn't need to be a huge undertaking, just a few minutes or an hour a few times a week if possible to go over basic ideas. Practice footwork, a strike, a kick, grappling ideas, visualise a scenario - anything.
Think of it this way:
Criminals practice criminality.
Bullies practice bullying.
Abusers practice abuse.
Violent people practice violence.
That's why they are so dangerous to deal with if you encounter one of these types of people.
Now what are you going to do about it?