• Budo news – Cameron Quinn

    Strength, speed or accuracy

    The strong man is dangerous.
    The fast man is dominant.
    But the accurate man is deadly.

    Leverage and technique can nullify a strong man.
    Distance and timing can neutralize a fast man.
    An accurate man is always deadly because
    everything he does is effective.

    When you throw a punch, where are you aiming? The face? What if you miss the face? What do yo hit?

    Here is simple approach to changing your training mindset that will change your whole game:
    When you are aiming for, let’s say, the face, don’t just aim at the face, aim at the chin.
    Not just the chin, aim for the middle of the chin.
    Not just the middle of the chin, aim for the dimple in the middle of the chin.
    Not just the dimple, aim for the freckle in the dimple.
    Not just the freckle, aim for the hair growing out of the middle of the hair in the freckle in the dimple.
    If you miss the hair, you still might get the freckle, the dimple, the middle of the chin, the chin, the face.
    But if you just aim for the face and you miss the face, what do you hit?
    My mate Damian Martin reminded of the words of Wyatt Earp and they have been scribed on my dojo wall for many years:

    “Speed is good,
    but accuracy is better.”
    Osu
    CFQ

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