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    Tips for the Newbie

    If you could give a new potential student one piece of advice, what would it be?
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    The first thing I would advise is be patient. In the beginning it may not seem like you are anywhere, but one day the light buld will click on and you will that you have learned a lot more than you thought.

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    i definitely think patience is the key to training......if it was someone looking for a teacher, i would tell them not to go with the first one they meet. finding a teacher that you can trust is very important.

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    I'd advise the person to keep an open mind. Don't go in thinking any Martial Art is the same as what is shown in movies/tv all glamour no substence. Though being able to jump over walls and flying through the air would be awesome.

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    To have fun with it and don't worry about "not getting it"...because eventually, you will....and the more fun you have, the farther you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    To have fun with it and don't worry about "not getting it"...because eventually, you will....and the more fun you have, the farther you go.
    This is a good one.... all things considered I still dont get it... *sigh*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    The first thing I would advise is be patient. In the beginning it may not seem like you are anywhere, but one day the light buld will click on and you will that you have learned a lot more than you thought.
    indeed, indeed...even though my bulb is very dim and there are occassional blackouts.
    See, all I've gotta do is get loose like I'm fluid, dude, Rollin' up my sleeves on my gi and get into it. You and who, him and them? Line up in a single file. One on one, all for one...end up in a bigger pile. The ambiance of Martial Arts is constant, Nunchucks chuckin' when I step in the mosh pit. Wing Chun dummy getting splintered apart, Escrima sticks whippin' and I'm chipping the bark. What are you? A pink belt? I'll give you a head start. Kumite killin', with the spirit of Ed Parker.

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    OMG, so that blackout a few summers ago was YOU?!!
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    alas, I have been found out.
    See, all I've gotta do is get loose like I'm fluid, dude, Rollin' up my sleeves on my gi and get into it. You and who, him and them? Line up in a single file. One on one, all for one...end up in a bigger pile. The ambiance of Martial Arts is constant, Nunchucks chuckin' when I step in the mosh pit. Wing Chun dummy getting splintered apart, Escrima sticks whippin' and I'm chipping the bark. What are you? A pink belt? I'll give you a head start. Kumite killin', with the spirit of Ed Parker.

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    That's it, call homeland security :P
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    Train hard and have fun!


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    Keep a Note book.

    Ask Questions~!

    LEARN YOUR BASICS~!!

    Not to expect to learn everything overnight.

    Not to expect your body to respond to very 'out of the ordinary' movements right away.

    Expect Frustration but don't Give into it.


    Do the Tecs and forms Isometrically- Articulate the movements,
    Make sure your stance is correct.. you're getting torque.. and not worry about Power and Speed. They will come later.

    Give yourself Time to instill the moves into Muscle Memory recall.

    Have Someone video tape you doing your tecs as a beginner and as you progress, watch these vids and be amazed how much more fluidly you move as you advance through the ranks.

    Don't compare yourself to your peers in training.. Some of them or you may be a Natural Athlete, every one progresses at a different level.

    Leave your EGO at the door and your Problems from Home/School/Work..

    Immerse yourself in your Training and most of all..
    Be HUMBLE

    It's a whole new world you're entering into.. Enjoy

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    When you think you're training enough, you're not. Train more.

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    Cross training will not hinder your training to your main art. It will only make it better. At first everything may seem like seperate entities...but one day you're going to realise that they all fit together and make you better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu
    Cross training will not hinder your training to your main art. It will only make it better. At first everything may seem like seperate entities...but one day you're going to realise that they all fit together and make you better.
    I think you need to have a good foundation first before considering cross training. Otherwise it might be too much information too soon.

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    For the newbie I would say don't worry so much about speed and power. Those will come with time, first get the proper mechanics down first.


    One thing I noticed is that everyone wants to do their techniques as fast and as hard as they can right off the bat. I have found that this can lead to sloppy, and inaccurate technique. Let the speed and power come naturally as your body builds the muscle memory of what you are learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asangria
    I think you need to have a good foundation first before considering cross training. Otherwise it might be too much information too soon.
    I agree, and I probably should have clarified that. But I know folks who are afraid to try something else, because its "different" or they think they might lose what they already know. Or they're just afraid, period...its outside their comfort zone for whatever reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTess
    Keep a Note book.

    Ask Questions~!

    LEARN YOUR BASICS~!!

    Not to expect to learn everything overnight.

    Not to expect your body to respond to very 'out of the ordinary' movements right away.

    Expect Frustration but don't Give into it.


    Do the Tecs and forms Isometrically- Articulate the movements,
    Make sure your stance is correct.. you're getting torque.. and not worry about Power and Speed. They will come later.

    Give yourself Time to instill the moves into Muscle Memory recall.

    Have Someone video tape you doing your tecs as a beginner and as you progress, watch these vids and be amazed how much more fluidly you move as you advance through the ranks.

    Don't compare yourself to your peers in training.. Some of them or you may be a Natural Athlete, every one progresses at a different level.

    Leave your EGO at the door and your Problems from Home/School/Work..

    Immerse yourself in your Training and most of all..
    Be HUMBLE

    It's a whole new world you're entering into.. Enjoy
    Jeez ... can tell who your teacher is

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    A note book is a great thing for a student of any level.

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    Actively, persistantly, consistantly SEEK instruction wherever you may find it.
    Class.
    Seminars.
    Tests.
    Conversations.
    Books.
    Video.
    Exemplars (role models).

    ..etc.


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