Many people take to the gym to practice techniques and lift weights in a bid to build a stronger physique. Whilst developing a faster punch and a chiselled six-pack, they often ignore the most important part of training; the mental workout. Of course, physical training is very important and beneficial; though never as important as building mental strength. Building a strong
How long have you been training in Hard Target? 1 year and 6 months.
Favourite technique and why? I don’t have a favourite technique, I love them all.
What do you enjoy most about Self Defence training? Learning new skills to protect myself and knowing how to do them confidently.
I never knew his name. It seemed strange considering we met every day for over ten years. I did try to interact more, but whenever I did, his body language would alter and he would hasten his pace. He would stare at the sand like a chastised child, veer to his right, always his right and give me a seriatim of seasonal unpleasantness.
If I am being honest with myself, the signs were obvious. I chose to deny them. Believing the relationship was strong, this was reinforced when friends and family would often comment how solid our bond was. There were times when we seemed inseparable. An allegiance welded together and nurtured from when we first met many years ago.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ATTENDING HARD TARGET? Nearly 4 yrs.
CURRENT GRADE? Green belt 2 Stripe
FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE AND WHY? The Fence. Because it’s the most important and fundamental technique you’ll ever learn.
Do you find it difficult to say no? Do you find it difficult to have time for yourself?
I often start my self protection seminars by stating the importance of why we should not choose to people please. You may not be a people pleaser but most of us will have done it at one time or another; so why do we feel the need to people please?