As martial artists, it is comforting for us to stick to our strengths, especially during sparring. Unfortunately, this notion is holding us back from achieving our full potential as martial artists. The more we work on our weaknesses, the faster they will eventually become our strengths. If you get tapped out because you weren’t playing your a-game, don’t feel bad. It’s all part of a learning process that will make you a better martial artist in the end.
Remember, even the most talented World Champions understand that each training day must be treated as a learning experience. As the legendary Bruce Lee once said, “Life itself is your teacher and you are in a state of constant learning.” It is never too late to become the best martial artist you can be so don’t put a deadline on your success. Go on and train!