Bruce Lee’s famous quote has taught me to focus on one thing.
Bruce Lee has a famous quote where he says, “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.”
I want to talk about how that relates to how we train here and what I believe how we could perfect their techniques better.
What Bruce Lee means in that quote is it’s good to have one thing down really good, really pat, before you move on to the next thing. So for example here is how it relates to kids…..when they come in they’re going to be really excited, they’re going go, “I want to learn the spin kick or the back kick or on the side kick.”
They want to learn so many kicks but the problem is they are only learning a little bit, and then they’re going to just kind of be a little bit good at everything. But if they want to be really good in their basics we got to make sure the foundation is good.
That means if we’re going to teach the front kick, we got to teach the front kick many times. And the problem is kids might get bored, they might not like that. So, that’s why it’s important that we do something called Disguised Repetition.
Disguised repetition is what we do here in the studio and is where we teach one technique but we teach it in a way where the kids don’t know it’s that same technique.
They’ll be thinking “Oh, this is a brand new drill, cool.” But actually it’s the same technique, we’re just disguising it with different ways to do it. Like maybe close your eyes, maybe face this way, maybe bring your knee up higher, maybe go down.
I believe that by using Bruce Lee’s quote and using disguised repetition we can have better quality students.
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