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Training Tip of the Day 18-22 “Adapt what is useful...

Training Tip of the Day 18-22 “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and then add what is specifically your own.” --- The previous quote is attributed to the legendary Martial Artist, Philosopher, and Actor Bruce Lee. Before I continue writing, I should say I agree with the message. That being said, I think the concept in this quote has been horribly misapplied by a substantial amount of well-intentioned people. Specifically, the “reject what is useless” portion of the quote. In both firearms and empty hand martial arts, I have seen people “reject what is useless” in terms of a technique they are not familiar with, or steps to perform a firearm manipulation, etc. simply because they were not IMMEDIATELY proficient at it. “Yeah I tried that technique is doesn’t work for me.” “I don’t do it that way because I my hands are too small, my legs are too short,” or whatever excuse they come up with. The point I’m making is too many people give up on a certain technique, or method way before they are qualified to do so. Ultimately, this hurts their skill development and understanding in the long run. So, to end this training tip of the day I give you this quote from an unknown source, “In order to be really good at something, you have to be willing to be really bad at it first.”  Comment below and tell me what you think! SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 our 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCEALED CARRY COURSE IS GOING DOWN!!! Like, share, and comment friends and come see us at one of our upcoming events! Until then, check out Fundamental Handgun Mastery on Amazon in e book or paperback. Train hard, be safe, and see you on the range! 

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xcvxc on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:54 AM
Reply to comment on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2:01 AM
In life we should always take a look at the things that could be useful. There are often times that we do not focus on what can be done, but what we see is only the things that cannot be done. In an article written by Sagul Magudadatu in a magazine published in 2012 he said that "The man's eyes are supposed to be used to see what can be done to improve what we have". In that context, I think that he is probably right. For I know that looking at the useful side of an object or an event is one of the important jobs of our eyes. By the way, thanks for posting this I really appreciated this post.
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anonymous on Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:38 AM
good one
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