In order to get the most out of any training experience
please consider the following guidelines:

Time -Take ample time to understand the goal of each training experience and ask questions if you are unsure of what to do. It takes less time to learn something right the first time than it does to have to relearn the same lesson over and over again.


Think - Be aware of yourself and your surroundings while training. Constantly take inventory of your limbs, surroundings and location in order to accustom the mind to look at the world through the eyes of a warrior. Remember: awareness is the sword that is never sheathed.


Question - Ask questions of the instructor, or your training partner, if you are confused or unsure of what to do.


Take Notes - Supplement these notes with your own observations and comments. While your memory may be excellent you will rarely remember everything that is covered during a seminar without written reminders.


Share - Share your experience and abilities with your training partner in order to help yourself and them grow.

Train Safely - Protect your partner's safety at all times. This is not a competition but a learning experience; train at a level that will provide you and your partner with the most realistic training experience without endangering them or yourself.


Intensity - Train at an intensity that matches your skill and experience level. Don't make the mistake of overestimating your own skill or experience level… most "experts" get caught by the basics time and time again.


Speed - Train at a speed that initially enables you to execute the technique or concepts 100% of the time. Once you have developed competence and experience then increase the speed and intensity until you can are challenged to perform it 50% of the time. Continue training at this level until your competence and experience match this performance level.


Train, Train, Train - Nothing takes the place of training consistently at a level that will facilitate growth and understanding.


For training contact Mike Krivka at (301) 404-2571 (9AM - 9PM EST).
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