Peak Performance Tip - Shoerack Theory

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 5:26pm — Grandmaster
SHOERACK THEORY
 
It has long been a custom in the Martial Arts, that upon entering the dojang, students
remove their shoes and place them in the shoerack. Part of this custom is for hygiene
and cleanliness. A clean dojang and well kept dojang is certainly better than a dirty one.
 
Even better is a philosophy called the Shoerack Theory.
 
Students remove their shoes and place them in the shoerack for a more purposeful
reason. They are also placing all of life’s challenges and any stressful thoughts or
negative issues from their day, in their shoes before entering the mat.
 
This allows you to give yourself fully to your training...
 
Mentally, physically and emotionally…then after a great class, you will be able
to better deal with any of the challenges placed in your shoes before class.
 
Sometimes, you actually may find they’ve disappeared all together. Meaning that after
a great workout and practice session, you have relieved yourself of all the stress you
had before your class and/or relieved yourself from any negativity.
 
Martial Arts training is proven to be an outstanding way to relieve stress and cleanse your mind, body and spirit of any negativity.
 
If you practice this philosophy every time you enter the dojang, you will find yourself in
a better mood and you will also enjoy greater benefit from your Martial Arts training.
 
This philosophy can also be applied to walking into your own home.
 
Mentally, leaving all stress and challenges in your shoes upon entering so you can enjoy quality time with your family and loved ones.
 
One way you can maximize the benefits of your Martial Arts training
is to practice and apply the philosophies you learn in class to your everyday life outside the dojang.
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Every day I train is a great day...which is why I train everyday!
 
My first teacher in the Martial Arts really made an impact on my love for the Arts as well as physical fitness. Sensei Ron Johnson taught me Shotokan. I began my study with him at 13 years old and at age 15 I started Tang Soo Do with Masters Young Hyuck Kwon first and shortly thereafter his older brother Master Young Kook Kwon both of which are now Grandmasters.
 
All these great martial artists were excellent role models for me. By the time I was 15, I was at the dojang every chance I could get. My instructor was there every day but Sunday. Rain, shine, snow, cold, hot...it never seemed to matter to him. He just loved to train and was always willing to teach me and show me a little more of whatever form or technique I was ready for. His example was always my best teacher and the example he set has had a lifelong impact.
 
Not only has it influenced my habit of daily training, it's influenced me to take some form
of action everyday to improve my business, my relationships and my knowledge in life.
 
Why do I share this with you?
 
Hopefully, I can have the same influence on others the way my teachers did on me.
 
Training everyday and taking positive action toward your most important goals in life, will
insure that you are moving forward and increasing your odds of success and achievement.
 
Plus, the more you move the better your emotion and momentum. It's much easier to adjust
your course once your moving...the hard part for most is getting started. That's why you
should train yourself to schedule your workouts and classes. Make an appointment with
yourself just like you would for a haircut or a dentist appointment.
 
Plan your work...then work your plan.
 
If you don't schedule it and make it a priority, you probably won't do it. It will get put on
the back burner and then you'll develop the habit of putting off your workouts. Think like
a modern day Warrior or a World Class professional athlete, you need to schedule your
training sessions, your nutrition, rest and recharges, etc...
 
Everyday you train is a great day....which is why your should train everyday!
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Big 'MO May is here...
 
Famed author and speaker John Maxwell says that a leaders best friend is momentum.
 
The Law of the Big 'MO is referring to creating momentum in your life, in your days,
weeks and months to keep the ball moving and keep gaining progress one step at a time.
 
The key is to keep moving forward and keep taking positive action toward your chosen
pre-determined objectives in life. Similar to training every day, you want to create and
maintain a positive momentum in your business/career, finances, relationships and your
personal self development.
 
 
Train Hard...Live with Energy, Passion and Purpose!
 
 

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