5 Great Habits to Help You Become a Successful Martial Artist

In most things we do in life, success or failure often relies on our habits, and this is especially true in martial arts. Whether you are just starting out or have been practising martial arts for years, you might be wondering what you can do to ensure you become the best martial artist you can be. ICC is a leading Sydney martial arts academy specialising in BJJ, Karate, MMA and fitness kickboxing training for Clemton Park, Peakhurst and Canterbury locals. Creating good habits to live by can separate the good from the best. Here we will look at things you should do to help you become the best you can be in your chosen field of martial arts.

Have a Positive Attitude

Martial artists who reach the top think positively. There are many situations both on and off the mats that you don’t have control over, but the ability to focus on the positives enables you to push through even the toughest situations and become stronger. Negativity can weigh you down and sap your confidence. Responding with positivity instead of negativity gives martial artists the inner strength and confidence to achieve anything they are striving for.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

As with most sports, to be the best, it’s vital to take good care of your body. Successful martial artists fuel their bodies with the right nutrition, get enough sleep and allow sufficient rest time between training sessions. Respect is a key fundamental of martial arts training and that also means respecting your body. By living a balanced lifestyle and taking care of yourself, your body will respond by helping you achieve your full potential.

Set Goals

If you have nothing to strive for, it’s hard to have a clear purpose and direction, and it’s hard to achieve results. The best way to get on the path to success to is to set personal goals and constantly work towards to them. It’s important for martial artists to set both short and long term goals, as this gives a clear picture of where they need to get to and helps with motivation in the gym. Smaller, gradual goals constantly give you something to work towards when your big goal seems so far in the distance. It’s also important to monitor yourself along your journey and keep tabs on your progress.

Embrace Mistakes and Learn from Them

No one likes making mistakes or encountering setbacks, however, in life they are inevitable and they are actually one of the best ways to learn, grow and improve. It’s easy to let mistakes upset and affect us, and often it’s tempting to give up. Successful martial artists don’t dwell on mistakes or let setbacks bring them down. Instead, they embrace them, use the experience to learn and move forward, and ultimately become the best version of themselves both in and out of the gym.

Be Dedicated

Sticking with things even when they become difficult is one of the keys to success. Practising martial arts is not easy, and the further you want to go the harder it becomes. To master the skills required and possess the fitness needed to reach the top requires commitment, hard work and severe dedication. The best martial artists train consistently and give 100% to each and every session, even when they are tired. They are dedicated to building up the muscle, fitness and technique required to reach the top.

At ICC, our philosophy is built around four main principles – family, loyalty, honour and respect. We welcome anyone into our martial arts family and we help every martial artist become the best version of themselves possible. Whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned professional, we will help you set goals and help you on your journey to achieving them. Book a free trial online now or get in touch with us to learn more about BJJ training, self-defence classes, fitness kickboxing training, Karate, MMA and more. With 2 locations in Peakhurst and Canterbury, our Sydney martial arts centre is the convenient choice for those located in Clemton Park, Hurstville, Beverly Hills, Kingsgrove, Padstow and surround suburbs. Call us today on (02) 8974 6607 or (02) 8974 6778, alternatively you can enquire online and we will get back to you promptly.

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