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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Don't Lose Your Focus Reply with quote

Focus is very important factor for all martial artists, that needs regular attention and maintenance, as if you don't use it you will loose it.

Sometimes focus can be an issue especially when you have that, seen it many times before feeling or having a touch of ADD at the wrong moment.

We have focus pads and make up plans and strategies to stay on target, as others use photography while others shoot guns or arrows.

Humour, imagination or something interesting to focus on works for me, to hold on to my attention span for as long as possible.

https://youtu.be/JJ57BfhCNEg

What do you do to stay focused?
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JR 137
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Joined: 10 May 2015
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím forced to stay focused. If I lose it, Iím going to catch a kick with my face or a punch with my stomach.

During solo stuff like basics and kata, I pay attention to how the technique feels and how to improve it.

Karate is the only workout (for lack of a better word) that Iíve never once been bored or lost focus. No idea why. Iíve even lost focus during wrestling, which is a big no no for obvious reasons.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Staying focused during a class for me usually isn't hard to do. Its when I've got down time that I need to focus more, and I usually try to work my mind on different things. Reading helps, playing word games helps. At work, I try to keep an eye on the surroundings, and at times I'll push myself to be on the lookout for cameras, mirrors, what people are doing or not doing, etc.
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is karate focus explanation.

https://youtu.be/avFCWQG_QDk

Personally I have been focusing on my legs for gaining strength, speed, flexibility and agility, (as feeling that I have been spreading my self thin with many types of exercises, for the last six months) now doing the same type of focusing this time for my upper body, with the idea to maintain the improvements made.

I am feeling and seeing the benefits of re-focusing my training sessions with concentrated efforts, it was difficult at first, pushing past that psychological barrier, but now knowing that it is working out for me, I aim to continue focusing my energy in this way.

With the third part of this re-focusing my workout routine will be on core exercises and maintain my new gains, for my lower and upper body and hopefully integrate the three parts and focus once more on improving my overall performance.
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