Purposeful Practice makes for Perfect Gradings
Echoing Bruce Lee’s ‘I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times’, Xen-Do student Tracey Feeny sets the scene for the forthcoming November Gradings to be held at Xen-Do Kickboxing and Martial Arts Clubs in London.
“On Grading day I felt full with excitement and anticipation of what was to come. And most of all the hope that I would remember my combo’s even with Dai Master Raf shouting at me!! ” says Tracey.
“When you make it through a grading it feels soooo good and you nearly forget all the push ups you did”
Tracey’s Tips for Grading
“Start by going back to basics. What you have learned for your very first belt is as important as what you will learn for your senior gradings. So don’t forget what you have done to get where you are now.
“Practice, practice, practice! Yes unfortunately there’s no magic shake. If you put the effort in the results will show – and it’s a pretty good feeling when you finally get that spinning kick!!!
“Have fun!! Lots of it, Learning a martial art is fun and remember it’s ok to stumble or fall over attempting new kicks.”
Please be sure to check your November 2014 grading date and book in now.
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