When it comes to training, you must consider the following:
- Physical training.
- Mental training.
While you may only be able to train, physically, two to three times per
week, you should be able to train your mind every day. Thinking about,
focusing on, visualizing and rehearsing your movements in your mind
can sharpen your physical skills tremendously.
When I write the word "movements", I am not talking about techniques.
Rather, I am talking about the actual movements themselves. For
example, close your eyes right now and tell me which muscles you
contract when you enter into a straight arm lock? Which muscles do
you contract when you finish the arm locks? Do you know the answers
to these questions? Have you raised your level of awareness that high?
If not, this is one method of training your mind.
Does this makes sense?
Also, take the time to define what it is that you "THINK" you already
know. For example, when you "Grab your own wrist" while performing
the mechanics of the kimura, which one of the following is the correct
way to GRAB your wrist:
Thumb on top of the forearm.
Thumb underneath the forearm.
In addition to teh placement of the thumb, where do you place your
Pinky above the wrist.
Pinky below the wrist.
Pinky and ring finger below the wrist.
Pinky, ring and middle finger below the wrist.
Pinky, ring, middle and index finger below the wrist.
Finally, where do the pads of your fingers go:
On top of the ulnar bone.
On the muscles between the ulna and radial.
On top of the radial.
Do you know the answers to these EASY questions? They are easy if a
person has taken the time to think them through.
Who would have thought the words, "Grab the wrist" could be so
So get busy and train your mind everyday! It will help you in the long