I will explain why it’s a put-off to anyone whose IQ is above 80, and stays there in spite of a testosterone surge.
|Most Instructors wont tell you this. Because its bad for business.|
But reducing these passions to a physical level is like declaring your love to a girl with vulgar hip-thrusts, in front of her face.
|"See how much I love you?!"|
Many days I teach for more than 8 hours. I realised the value of taking it like a marathon runner. Pacing steadily, conserving body and mind, and bringing them together in a focussed burst at the critical moment. That has kept me going for 4 decades now, with body and mind intact, and not rattling with every movement.
Also, this attitude gives you the space and time to become a more all-round personality, with varied interests. Not just a hulk that looks good till he opens his mouth. (..or drops his pants...which is another blog. Later!)
|Something wrong here! What could that be?! Hmmm|
|I am impressed.|
Then they start doing research on how to improve speed, develop power and be invincible in techniques. They jump on to a Spartan schedule, drinking litres of protein shakes. Their entire day is scheduled around work-outs. They grunt and groan to impress everyone around.
... and ... They are the first ones to drop out.
Its simple reality, that their Body and Mind can’t sustain that kind of intensity. They just burnout!
|Raising the bar?!!|
Oh, Yes, It does come out. No doubt. But in which domain are you raising the bar? Unless you are a professional athlete this is a total waste of productive time.
Only the cerebrally challenged will be impressed with all this guts and glory stuff.
|The irrefutable logic behind violence|
No. They don’t have any professional athletic aspirations. They just want to be the best fighter on the street!
It’s as ridiculous saying I am going to wear rubber suit and gloves 24x7, in case I accidentally touch a high voltage wire someday.
|He thinks he is a tough fighter, because he knows techniques!|
Don’t you have anything better to do?
|Most Fighters don't look like Brad Pitt|
Go ahead, do your exercise. That’s good; it makes you a better person - healthy, energetic, good-looking and no illness.
But get your priorities right. I see around me that the world gives more value to the brain than the brawn.
|Self opinion vs Reality|
Mostly you never resume training.
So, as a person teaching KravMaga this doesn't make commercial sense to me - amongst other misgivings.
|Business Goals to Training Goals!|
- Train with realistic objectives of sustainable overall development.
- Don’t become a monomaniac and burn out
|Don't bull-shit trainees and drive them to injury|
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