The importance of repetition and training every day.
Well, the year has officially begun. With Australia day over and schools going back this week, it is all forward into the year. I’m not sure how much training you did over the break, but regardless, if you are still keen it is time to recycle and renew and to get back onto the mat. Try not to procrastinate and say you will start tomorrow, or next week. Just take one step and make a start today. All you need to do is pack your uniform, then start your journey to your dojo. Your body will just act and take you there as your mind just watches on. When we train, there is a certain amount of repetition in the moves. Repetition is very important as it solidifies your techniques. Your techniques virtually need to become a part of you. So much so that you can do the move correctly with very little warm up.
Repetition can become quite boring, so in that way it becomes a mind game. Within the boring repetition lies the gems. Adjusting your body, correct breathing, perfection of technique, all lead to a sense of oneness that is undefinable. Repetition is the enemy of the ego. The ego, that persistent little voice constantly shattering behind the scenes in your head, always testing you trying to get you to stop. The ego has a depth of desire that is unmeasurable. It always needs to be stimulated, wanting more and more and more. So, when the voice in your head gets so loud that you want to stop, bring your attention to the breath, and start again. Some of you may train every day. I train every day, and I am careful to make sure that I do not overload my body. I am 60 in April and the body just does not move as it used to.
I practise my multiple defence every day, I do certain yoga moves and chi gong, and I meditate. I also have a spin bike and I punch out 20-30 minutes a day, followed by weights and burpees with push ups. I love training every day. Now I have my lies work on the Mastery Academy. There is everything from martial arts to kickboxing to meditation. Everything that I do is on the academy. I upload new material constantly. It is all there, just waiting for you.
Northstar Ju Jitsu is also taught by senior Black Belts at their own studios'.
These are independently run from the Headquarters .Andy Dickinson Sensei is the head of and founder of Northstar Ju Jitsu and oversees the teaching of his program.
All Black Belts are graded by Andy Dickinson Sensei.