Most people start training for a few basic reasons.
1.) Improve the way they look
2.) Improve the way they feel
3.) Improve the way they perform
Rarely do most people go deeper into their reasons for training, and, therefore, may miss the deeper relationship that training can have to the rest of their lives.
When you learn self defense - or how to fight - you are, in essence, learning how to deal with violence, how to protect yourself, including how to avoid potential violence , how to manage fear. You're gaining an understanding of the psychology and physiology of violence. This gives you a greater degree of control over those circumstances, which leads to a greater degree of control over your emotions, thoughts, and mindset - control over yourself and, to an extent - how you interact with, and are effected by, the world around you.
When you train your body to be strong and athletic, you increase your capability in conflict or sport, as well as your ability to handle greater work. You become both more dangerous and more useful.
Strength training increases mental toughness and discipline. It teaches you how to use your mind to push you farther. It teaches patience, diligence, and toughens you up to hard work and adversity. You learn how to control your habits and change behaviors and thoughts - as long as you truly choose to start living what Zach-Even Esch calls the Strong Life.
Self Control - Self Mastery is the point.
I chose the name Redemption a long time ago, because we take back control of our physical strength and capability through diligent, consistent, and true effort in training. We take back responsibility for our safety and protection by learning how to fight and protect. We take back responsibility for our health and well being by taking care of our bodies and minds through proper training, eating, and habits.
We are the ones who choose which way we go
stronger, tougher, harder to kill
We allow our bodies and minds to fall into greater states of decline daily - blaming age, life, circumstances - everything and anything but ourselves.
Today is Monday - the start of a whole new week. The choice is yours to make.
Do you take control , or do you give it away?
If you need help, feel free to drop me a line.
That's why I'm here.
Eric Chasko is the head of Redemption Fight Club. He is a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Progressive Fighting Systems Full Instructor. From young athletes to busy professionals, he helps people develop the physical, mental, and emotional strength to win on the field, on the street, and in life.