Not everyone is lucky enough to have a world champion as their coach, but that doesnt mean you should limit yourself. Below is a guest post from Evolve MMA on why you should train with a world champ at least once.
Guest Post – Evolve MMA
There’s no doubt about it, the instructor you choose to train under steers the course of the rest of your martial arts journey. It is your instructor who sets you up for success, not only in martial arts, but in life as well. Conversely, the wrong instructor could set you up for failure and affect your life and perception of martial arts. Although talent and hard work are part and parcel of success in martial arts, we ask you: what use is talent and hard work if you don’t know how to use it? A great instructor will be able to guide you every step of the way and help you accomplish all your martial arts goals.
An instructor is very much like your teacher in school. Look back and think about those times you felt traumatized about a particular subject because of your teacher. Whether you realize it or not, this might be the underlying cause of your irrational fear of math! Thus, the right instructor could make all the difference in your martial arts journey.
Who is a better instructor than a World Champion? Someone who has spent tens of thousands of hours honing his martial arts skills to become one of the greatest in his art? A World Champion is all that and more. He is someone who has dedicated his whole life to martial arts and tested his skills in the greatest arenas of competition. At Evolve MMA, our team of World Champion instructors has over 1,000 years of world championship experience, ranking among the best in the world.
Today, Evolve Vacation shares 9 Reasons Why You Should Train With World Champions:
1) Because nobody knows the art better than they do.
Nobody becomes a World Champion without expert knowledge. A World Champion has dedicated thousands of hours of training in order to get to the pinnacle of his martial art.
A BJJ World Champion Black Belt would have had over ten years of experience, learning the intricacies behind the art. A Muay Thai World Champion would have started training and fighting at a very young age, undoubtedly giving him an edge over most Muay Thai practitioners.
2) Because they know what works and what doesn’t.
Whatever a World Champion teaches you, it’s been tried and tested. Whether it’s in the cage, ring or on the BJJ mats, they are well versed in any technique imaginable and know how to apply it in many different situations against different kinds of fighters.
After all, only a World Champion knows what it’s like to face many different kinds of opponents – under pressure, at that. Only he can formulate a game plan that will work against your opponents, because, chances are, he’s already fought someone with that style.
3) Because nobody loves their art more than they do.
If someone has chosen to practice a particular martial art as a career, there’s no doubt that he or she is passionate about it. Only a World Champion can admit just how much they love their martial art. Their whole world revolves around it, leaving very little for anything else.
Talk to your World Champion instructor and ask him why he loves Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or MMA. Chances are, he’ll tell you his whole life story and how he’s dedicated his entire life to it. Nothing is more inspiring than learning from someone as passionate as a World Champion.
4) Because they understand you.
When you’re having a bad day at training or feeling horrible because you have to cut weight for a tournament while the rest of your friends are out partying, you might feel that nobody understands you. Or perhaps you’re feeling stuck in a plateau or frustrated because you’re unable to get a combination down. Nobody can commiserate more with you than your instructor.
Whatever problems you come across in your martial arts journey, your instructor has probably experienced them too. Training with a World Champion will not only help you solve these problems but also give you sage advice on how to overcome them.
5) Because of their unbreakable warrior spirit.
It’s not easy being a World Champion. It forces you to have an unbreakable warrior spirit, inspiring you to give your all even when you’re almost ready to quit. This unbreakable warrior spirit, or mental toughness, is one of the most difficult qualities to attain. It requires complete control of your mind and heart. How you deal with adversity, especially in training, reflects on the amount of warrior spirit you have within you.
When you train with a World Champion, you’ll be pushed to your limits. Your instructor will expect complete focus and determination as he helps you conquer your goals. There’s no doubt that this will drive you to work harder, even when you’re ready to tap out mentally and physically.
6) Because they know what’s important.
What separates training with a World Champion from any other instructor is that they know exactly what techniques to teach you. There’s no more beating around the bush – they know what it takes to be the best so they’ll do whatever it takes to get you there. They know which techniques work and which don’t.
Whether you’re preparing for a fight or a competition, a World Champion will help you get to where you want to be – standing in the middle of the podium or in the middle of the ring with your arms raised in victory.
7) Because their standards of excellence are world-class.
Nobody has higher standards than a World Champion. They’ve fought against the very best in the world in order to earn their place in history. The battles that they’ve been through – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually, have weathered them into the warriors they are today. They know what needs to be done to get to the pinnacle of martial arts because they’ve been there themselves. Thus, it is only a World Champion who can tell you how to get there yourself.
Through the guidance of a World Champion, you can break barriers you never thought possible. You can unleash the warrior within and take your martial arts skills to greater heights because only the best is expected from you. There’s simply no room to be mediocre when you’re training with a World Champion.
8) Because they are committed.
The level of commitment a World Champion has is unlike any other. After all, he has dedicated his whole life to following his dreams of becoming the best in martial arts. There’s no doubt that he would follow the same standard when it comes to being a good instructor. He will do anything to help you meet your goals because it is his main focus, as your instructor.
Only a World Champion has the capacity to show this much commitment to his student’s success because he has been down that road himself.
9) Because their names/reputations are on the line.
A World Champion’s entire career is dedicated to gaining recognition for his skills. Along with this comes the prestige and fame that go hand in hand with becoming a World Champion. All the skills, techniques that have made him a World Champion become what he is known for as well, adding to his prestige as the being one of the best in his martial art. Because of this, he’ll ensure that anything he passes on to his students are of the same standards that his own trainers have set for him.
When you train with a World Champion, you can expect nothing but the best instruction with all the qualities we mentioned above. A knowledgeable instructor who has years of putting his skills to the test in the most challenging situations. An instructor who has the passion for martial arts and desire to share his knowledge is truly hard to find.
At Evolve MMA, you can train with the greatest collection of World Champions in Asia. From UFC Lightweight World Champion Rafael Dos Anjos to multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Petchboonchu FA Group and two-time BJJ World Champion Teco Shinzato – you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.
So go on, unleash that inner warrior and take your skills to the next level by training with a World Champion!
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