6 Things Successful Martial Artists Don’t Do

You probably already know that successful martial artists train hard and always give their 100%. But have you ever wondered about the things they avoid doing, so as to stay on top of their game? Well, you don’t have to try guessing anymore, because we’ve put together a list of things to avoid doing if you want to achieve success in martial arts.

Ready to get closer to your goals? Today, Evolve Daily reveals 6 Things Successful Martial Artists Don’t Do:

1) They never stop learning

UFC Superstar Leandro "Brodinho" Issa trains hard at the Evolve Fighters Program.

UFC Superstar Leandro “Brodinho” Issa trains hard at the Evolve Fighters Program.

The thing about martial arts is that it’s a never-ending journey of learning and continuous self-improvement. After all, you’d never truly be a master of martial arts. But the beauty of this is that every training session gives you the opportunity to fix the holes in your game, fine tune your techniques and push more limits.

One thing all successful martial artists have in common is that they make it a point to keep learning, and paying attention to the finer details of every technique – so as to understand what they’re learning on a deeper level.

 

2) They never say no to challenges

Training with a heavy bag improves your strength and coordination.

Training with a heavy bag improves your strength and coordination.

When challenges come up, do you run away or face them head on? If you constantly step out of your comfort zone and take on those challenges, then you’re on the right track – because this is what all successful martial artists do. After all, you learn and grow the most when you’re outside your comfort zone. So why not start doing one thing that scares you every day?

 

3) They never let failure stop them

To be a more well-rounded grappler, you should train no-gi as well.

To be a more well-rounded grappler, you should train no-gi as well.

A wise man once said “fall down seven times, stand up eight”. We feel that this is the best piece of advice ever, because at some point in life, we are bound to experience failure. And when this happens, you’d feel extremely disheartened and possibly even feel like giving up on whatever it is you failed at. Successful martial artists have ever been in this position, but when they face failure, they take it as an opportunity to learn from their mistakes rather than beat themselves up.

 

4) They never forget to plan in advance

ONE Superstar Bruno Pucci made his MMA debut in 2011.

ONE Superstar Bruno Pucci made his MMA debut in 2011.

If you want to achieve success in anything – be it in martial arts, or at work, you have to plan in advance. Unfortunately, not everyone does this. But if you talk to any successful martial artist, you’ll find out that they always plan in advance, be it their workouts or meals. After all, when you make concrete plans, you’re more likely to stick to them and not make excuses at the last minute.

 

5) They never waste time

Martial arts is a great way to bullyproof your kids.

Martial arts is a great way to bullyproof your kids.

It’s no secret that time is really precious, as we can never get back those minutes that slip away so silently yet quickly. Successful martial artists understand that it’s super important to make every moment on the mats count, so as to get results in the cage. Hence, you’d never catch them slacking and/or cheating when they’re training. After all, if you throw fewer kicks, it’s your technique that would suffer – not anyone else’s. So take ownership for whatever it is you wish to excel in and always give your 100%!

 

6) They never neglect their health

Foam rolling is a great way to increase blood flow to your muscles and help reduce soreness.

Foam rolling is a great way to increase blood flow to your muscles and help reduce soreness.

Whether it’s getting enough sleep or staying hydrated throughout the day, one thing’s for sure – successful martial artists always make the healthier lifestyle choice. This is because they know that every decision they make contributes to their performance at the gym or in the ring. Hence, they would do everything they can to ensure that their bodies can perform well every single time. Besides maximizing your performance, taking care of your health would also benefit you when it comes to being productive and reducing your risk of getting diseases in future.

 

So tell us, are you ready to unleash your greatness and achieve success in martial arts?

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