Thursday, June 28, 2012

Less Is Better

How many techniques should you learn how to execute for your style? If you do a grappling art, do you need to know 100s of take downs and submissions? If you compete in a stand up art, do you need to know a lot of different punches and kicks or memorize a bunch of combinations? The answer to both of these is no. If you look at the top athletes in combat sports, you see that they develop 3 to 5 things and to those things exceptionally well. It's fine to learn and be exposed to all that you can, but don't overwhelm yourself with learning and utilizing everything you see. Combat, doesn't work that way. In the time of stress, you will pull off the moves that you've given the most repetitions.

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