Happy Holiday!

Shir Warr

For most people, summer is the season of vacations, beaches, cookouts and relaxation with family and friends. For people like us, it’s a chance to take a good look at how we train, where we are at the moment and how we can improve.

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I have been spending so much time in the gym, training both lay people and fighters, helping others become stronger and improve their conditioning, but somehow my own training has fallen by the wayside in the past few months. These slower days of summer are a perfect excuse for me to get back into my “fighting shape”. Indeed, I’m probably in the best condition I’ve ever been, and I definitely look the part, but being in fighting shape is completely different: it is a mental state, it is the sharpness and awareness in both mind and body, it is the mindset of a fighter when they consistently dedicate enough time to sparring — and not just any sparring, but sparring that presents challenges every single time.

As I prepare to enjoy this holiday weekend and all the goodness that it brings (including a couple of days off — something I haven’t had in a very long time!), I also prepare to come back to the gym next week with a slightly different agenda…

Keep your game sharp (and your guard up!),
Shir

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