Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Leslie Griesdorf: Basic Elements of Karate Preparation

Leslie Griesdorf is a former student of karate; a martial art that helped provide him the tools and self-discipline needed to not only defend himself, but to experience greater self-confidence, and to discover and push beyond the boundaries of his own limitations. 
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Having attended one of the more notable and most reputable karate schools in the region, Leslie Griesdorf achieved the level of Brown Belt; an accomplishment he looks back fondly on to this day.
As Griesdorf knows, preparing for intensive karate training, or even a future match, requires a considerable amount of hard work and dedication, as well as:

A Willingness to Learn
Those who have chosen to study karate must open their mind to new experiences, and must be willing to learn new behaviors, moves and life lessons that make improvement truly possible.

The Elimination of Negativity
Negative thinking is the antithesis of progress, particularly in the martial arts. The karate student must be able to recognize and eliminate the “I can’ts” and the “I don’ts” to attain any level of success.

Physical Flexibility
Karate requires a lot of movement, as well as use of nearly every muscle group in your body. It’s important, therefore, to stretch prior to any lesson or match, and to keep oneself limber throughout.