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    We reach plateaus in our training, how do you reach beyond the plateaus and start climbing to unkown areas in your training.
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    i just try to work with people that are of much greater knowedge and skill than my self.. but im only an under belt rank..

    im going to start to video tape myself to help me see my own mistakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    We reach plateaus in our training, how do you reach beyond the plateaus and start climbing to unkown areas in your training.
    Ask advice!

    In the past I have been ridiculed for working with more than one Kenpo instructor at a time. I try to work with as many as possible to get different perspectives from each person. Many times during a plateau in my training I have asked adviced and it has always benefited me.

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    A lesson with Mr. Planas will let you know that you really don't know much at all about Kenpo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth
    A lesson with Mr. Planas will let you know that you really don't know much at all about Kenpo.
    I don't doubt it. Every seminar I attend I come away saying WOW! I need to practice more!
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    Mr. Planas always makes me feel like a white belt after every seminar.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsudo_karate
    Ask advice!

    In the past I have been ridiculed for working with more than one Kenpo instructor at a time. I try to work with as many as possible to get different perspectives from each person. Many times during a plateau in my training I have asked adviced and it has always benefited me.

    Salute,
    You get grief for working with more than one instructor? Strange people around you. If I had many to choose from, I'd be all over it. That's what seminars and camps are for. Lots of input. You never know when something will stick.

    I would say to do something different for a bit. Go workout with someone new. Watch a video. Make a video and watch it. Do something in a different way.

    Ever try to do staff set slowly? I figure that if I can't do something slow, then I don't know it very well. I tried to teach staff set recently and I couldn't figure it out unless I did it fast first. Guess I need more work on staff set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    You get grief for working with more than one instructor? Strange people around you. If I had many to choose from, I'd be all over it. That's what seminars and camps are for. Lots of input. You never know when something will stick.

    I would say to do something different for a bit. Go workout with someone new. Watch a video. Make a video and watch it. Do something in a different way.

    Ever try to do staff set slowly? I figure that if I can't do something slow, then I don't know it very well. I tried to teach staff set recently and I couldn't figure it out unless I did it fast first. Guess I need more work on staff set.

    --Amy
    The people that have given me the grief made claims that the "other" senior did not have the whole picture. I won't to into details it would start a feud and there is to much of that already.

    So I now belong to two less associations than I used to but that is O.K.

    Staff set slow is my normal speed ... heck I can't do it fast!!! LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsudo_karate
    The people that have given me the grief made claims that the "other" senior did not have the whole picture. I won't to into details it would start a feud and there is to much of that already.
    Some people are so small. It doesn't matter if the senior (or junior) is right or wrong; it matters if you were made to think about what was said. What they say is just their opinion anyway. If it's true for you, you'll know it and it'll stick. If not, it won't. Ultimately, everybody has to draw their own conclusions.

    <head shaking>

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    Some people are so small. It doesn't matter if the senior (or junior) is right or wrong; it matters if you were made to think about what was said. What they say is just their opinion anyway. If it's true for you, you'll know it and it'll stick. If not, it won't. Ultimately, everybody has to draw their own conclusions.

    <head shaking>

    --Amy
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    Observe, evaluate, explore. I observe what I do and what other do. I evaluate the material (even if I have done it a millian times) and the material of others. I explore what I've learned and what others have to teach me.
    "It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." Charles A. Beard

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    Definitely time to revive this thread since we have so many more members these days.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    We reach plateaus in our training, how do you reach beyond the plateaus and start climbing to unkown areas in your training.
    Providing its only physical I just may need to have a 2-week break,

    Or Alternatively my remedy for this is to increase my training with a moving form of chi gong for a few months, it re- enforces me to listen to my body with a renewed focus, whist developing certain characteristics that complement my Kenpo.

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    Ah the plateaus, or as I like to call them, MA burnouts. Hitting those plateaus has been one of those on going problems i've had. Whenever I hit a plateau I can feel myself getting stagnant and I feel as if im just average instead of pleased with my abilities. I usually just work through them because I know they will pass but the thing that usually snaps me out of them is learning something new or relearning techniques. When I am able to do that It feels like I've found another dimension to my kenpo and revives it for me.
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    yea... those can suck...

    I too watch martial arts movies to get inspired.. also going to a new class has helped with getting stagnet..

    now if I can just get help with the bruises.... LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBunny
    yea... those can suck...

    I too watch martial arts movies to get inspired.. also going to a new class has helped with getting stagnet..

    now if I can just get help with the bruises.... LOL
    I'm with you on that! Can't wait for camp. Camp is great for getting you excited about stuff. Plus, it's new instructors and new ideas. Just great.

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    I've found that when faced with a plateau in my training if I concentrate on improving what I consider to be a weak area, the other facets of my training will be pulled along and soon Ill be over the plateau. Works for me probably 90% of the time.

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    I thought I would revive this thread I started a while ago. We have a lot more members now maybe some new perspective will help.

    And

    Are Plateaus really than bad?
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    I thought I would revive this thread I started a while ago. We have a lot more members now maybe some new perspective will help.

    And

    Are Plateaus really than bad?
    I've hit a number of plateaus during my brief tenure in kenpo. I really think this is where you learn exceptionally valuable lessons regarding perseverance and self discipline. It's easy to get discouraged and many people give up. Listen to your teacher(s), keep grinding and don't give up. You'll get through it eventually and the change will be noticeable, if not dramatic.

    Swearing at yourself is a noticeable side effect of being stuck on a plateau.
    Be careful what you say, some may take it the wrong way.

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    I have always found this to be an important topic since we are always hitting plateaus in our training.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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