Starting a new Martial Art like Kickboxing can be very difficult. The problem is that there are many types of instructors and styles and each style and instructors are different. Now… don’t let that scare you. I’m going to show you the rules that always apply to Kickboxing.
The 5 best golden rules for kickboxing.
The golden rules are very special rules that a person should always remember and not forget. They are really important and useful guides to keep us on course and in the right direction.
Whatever task you undertake, whatever goal you aspire to, there will be golden rules to show you how to do it, you just have to find them.
Let me share my top 5 golden kickboxing rules.
• Rule #1, “Always keep your hands up.” The reason you’d like to do this is so you don’t get hit in the face. Remember, you can only take so many head and face shots before you end up like Mike Tyson… It’s up to you to interpret that comment.
•Rule #2, “Always maintain a firm posture.” I like to refer to being in your warrior stance (ie the stances where you are always prepared to fight). So…even if you move forward, backward, side to side, you always maintain a strong/warrior stance. It’s like a tripod, move the legs to separate them, to bring them together or to remove a leg, you no longer have a strong structure.
•Rule #3, “Use common sense.” This is something you practice in your daily life; be it at school, at your job or just in what you do on a daily basis. Remember… the fact that you are practicing Martial Arts does not mean that this basic principle changes. An example of this would be, if someone has their hands down, instead of using a special technique…just punch them.
•Rule #4, “Train in Martial Arts regularly.” This includes punch pads, shadow boxing, heavy bag work combinations, and most importantly, sparring. Sparring is important because all the training in the world won’t help unless you put your skills into real-world practice.
•Rule #5, “Always practice emptiness.” To explain this rule, I would like to quote one of my favorite warriors.
“To die as a warrior means to have crossed swords and to have won or lost without any consideration of winning. (Miymoto Musashi)”.
It is up to you to understand that meaning.
You can trust and also believe in my top 5 kickboxing golden rules. They have been time tested and can be applied no matter what instructor or style you study with. Follow them carefully and then your ultimate success and your greatest satisfaction will probably be assured.