Motivation is essential for your success in life and it is the main driver that will lead to your progress in martial arts as well. When it comes to training Krav Maga, you’ll need to learn how to improve your own self-motivation so you can stick with training and achieve your goals.
While your instructors will push you, and try to get you to challenge yourself, it is ultimately your job to stay focused on your Krav Maga training when your instructor is not there with you. So how do you keep up the motivation needed to commit to your training every day? Here are some tips to help you get started.
What Is Your Goal?
First, think of the main reason why you want to learn Krav Maga in the first place. Is it to defend yourself or your family? Did you want to lose weight or improve your physical fitness? Were you looking to become a part of a community and meet new friends? Whatever the reason was for learning Krav Maga in the first place, this is the reason you need to focus on every time you come to class or train on your own.
Striving for Better Execution
When you’re a new student, you will learn all the principles, techniques, and drills that you need to master Krav Maga. However, the way you performed these when you first learned them is not the way that you should keep performing them.
Instead, keep in mind that Krav Maga proficiency isn’t measured by how many things you know. It is measured by how well you do each of these things. So, as you train, you can stay motivated by constantly focusing on your footwork, positioning, follow-up combative, sharpness, and so on, to help you become better at your performance.
Act on Feedback
As you progress in your Krav Maga training, it is important that you become more self-critical by focusing on the nuances of your performance. Your instructor will help you with this by giving you feedback in class along with a periodic evaluation of your progress. So, if you’ve learned that you have issues with your footwork, then you should focus on fixing these problems every time that you train by addressing one issue at a time.
As you focus on becoming better, remember that mastering Krav Maga is a journey. While you should work towards improvement, it is important that you also enjoy your training while doing it safely. Train hard while keeping in mind that every day you are getting a little bit better than you were yesterday.
Enjoy the process
In order to keep on training and keep on getting better and stronger you must enjoy what you are doing. If you are pushing yourself too hard physically and mentally eventually you will give up and say it’s too hard or not worth it.
Don’t be too harsh on yourself and expect to know everything in a short period of time or to perform your best every session; remember that some days things are not going as well as expected but next time it will be better and as long as you enjoyed the Krav Maga training it will be the main key that will drive you to keep on coming and keep on trying to improve.
Another way to enjoy your training is to socialize with the other students and making new friends as it will motivate you to keep on coming and train harder.
Krav Maga Australia is based out of the suburb of Moorabbin, within the Melbourne metropolitan area. For more information, call us on 0451-100-339 or visit us at our location.