You just learned a nifty new drill. Congratulations! Now what?
By all means, work it until it becomes second nature, fast, impressive, and powerful. But, while you’re doing that, be sure to pay real attention, because the goal is not just to show off how good you are at just that specific drill – that’s just martial patty cake. No, you have to dig into them, and to do that, you have to use that gray matter between your ears. Drills are at least as mental as they are physical, perhaps even more.
If you’re not doing these kinds of things with your drills, using intent, and exploring, dissecting, and even breaking them, then you’re just going through the motions, and you’re not going to get much out of your work with drills. I certainly don’t want that, and I hope you don’t either.
Posted , Author Dr. Tye W. Botting