Henry Ford once said "whether you think you can or can't, you're right." I believe in this quote he was wryly observing that our thoughts become a self-fulfilling prophecy. In recent years 'self talk' has been the subject of research in many fields, one of them being athletic performance. It has been found that improving the quality of your self talk can have a direct impact and improvement on your performance. So next time you're at training this week, think about how you are thinking and what you are saying to yourself when you're trying something new or hard, and when you are motivating yourself. Do you beat yourself up if you don't get it first time, or are you kind, positive and encouraging?
You can read a bit more about self talk in our latest TKD Tools for Success article - the last article in our series on mental skills for Taekwon-Do.
Last Week for Discounted Sparring Gear!
Our new Warrior sparring gear has proved to be very popular so far - and this is the last week you can take advantage of our special February only offer!
Get a full set for just $70 in February. From March onwards a full set will be $90.
Having sparring gear really increases the possibilities of what we can do in class and that is why we have worked hard to bring you affordable gear.
Click here for online order form or come to the Ellerslie office - special offer ends on Monday 29 February.
Have a great training week!