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A man looking for directions flagged down a taxi driver, “excuse me! How do I get to Carnegie Hall?”
The man responded “with 10,000 hours of practice.”
It’s an old joke, and is often whittled down to just a punch line. But it’s a truth that has been confirmed not only anecdotally but also through empirical research: The key to true mastery of any discipline is 10,000 hours of deliberate practice.
In May our kids’ experienced their first In-House tournament. With many of the children looking to participate in tournaments this summer, Chewy ran this tournament to give the kids a taste of what it’s like to compete. Over 30 children showed up to test their abilities against one another in a friendly, team building competition.
The tournament was a success and the kids learned a lot. Not just about competing, but also about the ability to overcome fears, the value of working hard towards a goal and how to deal with stressful situations.
In recent years, the sport of MMA has grown at an incredible rate. 10 years ago, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who even knew what MMA was. In some cases you would have to describe it as, “that thing where the guys fight in the cage” before they had even the slightest idea of what you were talking about. Now you can’t drive down the road without seeing a Tapout or UFC sticker on the back of someone’s car.
Following the success of MMA has been the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When I started training back in 2003 the highest level instructor that was available was a purple belt. Now, students that come into a gym like Derby City have multiple black belts to learn from, not to mention a slew of colored belts to help along the way. The tournaments now are bigger than ever as well. Some of the largest BJJ tournaments are now able to boast 3000+ competitors! This would have simply been impossible years ago. Continue reading
Turning 30 changed everything for me. I was married, I was starting my own business and I was in probably the worst shape of my life. I had spent my 20′s in college, along with my grad-student wife so the pizza-beer-beer-pizza cycle had kind of gotten out of control.
Now… I haven’t always been overweight but I haven’t always been thin either. My quest to get fit started in high school when I dropped 50lbs (I was probably around 220lbs by the time I was 13) with the classic zone diet and a ton of Tae-Bo (sorry… I was a nerd with no gym buddies).
As we all know sometimes change takes some getting used to – but it is almost always for the better. I see that happening right now with the Derby City Kickboxing program – out with the old and in with the new as they say.
Brandon “The Sandman” Sandefur will take on Josh “The Pitbull” Cooper from Russell Springs, KY.
BJ Ferguson will face off against Charles “The Trinity” Stanford” from Cincinnatti.
Tickets on sale (click here) | Doors open at 6:30pm, Fights start at 7:00pm. The whole thing goes LIVE on AXS tv at 9pm
Get out there and support your local MMA community!
There are the usual answers to that question:
Personally I think the best way to answer that question is: it begins with a genuine interest and love for boxing as a sport and as a tradition.
I’ve been teaching BJJ since 2005. I started teaching beginner classes for my instructor and have been teaching since then. Now I teach a combination of beginner, advanced, kids and self-defense classes.
Over the years I’ve learned that there really isn’t a typical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ for short) student.
Other sports require a very high level of natural athleticism or certain natural gifts to be successful. For instance in basketball if you aren’t tall, it is highly unlikely that you will achieve any serious success. However, BJJ allows people of all shapes and sizes to succeed using technique.
This is why in BJJ you can see a 150 pounder beat a 250 pounder. In competitions there are weight classes which match up opponents fairly.