Friday, August 20, 2010
Four principles of ego
I have recently been hinting at a blog post about “Drills and Training Strategies”, stemmed from thoughts I have had about drills with training partners at Calgary WT, and then later being fortunate to have Sifu Gary as a training partner at the WT Vancouver Victoria Day Bonus Class.
When we train, we hope to become better (at least most people want to!). But, we will always train with a variety of partners at different skill levels. So, how do both partners become better?
Tip #1. Leave your ego at the door
If you have heard of the four principles of fighting and four principles of force, you will understand my concoction listed below.
Four principles of ego:
1. Free yourself from one’s own ego
2. Free yourself from your partner’s ego
3. If you can and must (and feel generous), use your partner’s ego against him/her
4. If the encountered ego is too great, give way and find another partner
Note: I wouldn’t suggest adding your own ego or going forward with it.
More thoughts later…