Thursday, February 2, 2012
Master Your Basics
Years ago, I was watching World Heavyweight Kickboxing Champ, Jerry Rhome hit the heavy bag. Each punch and kick was thrown with focus and precision. He was wailing away on the bag. I told him, "Jerry, I've seen you drop guys in fights and in the gym with ease. Do you feel like you've just got it?". He said, "No, I still feel like I can be a little sharper and I'm always improving my speed and timing". Years later, I understand that he meant that you need to keep your tools sharp. As my Tae Kwon Do instructor, Issac Thomas would say, "White belt, black belt is all the same, except that one has been doing it longer." So, folks, keep practicing your basics. They are your foundation to success.