My best moments in my game have happened when I least expected them too. They happened organically, involuntary, and almost always without knowing what I was going to do next.
My realization has been that these moments only happen when I have had enough confidence in my own creative process to be willing to wait for my best game to appear, instead of demanding that it happen.
Your best performances on the mat as a martial artist, in life or at work, happen when you are able to hold the creative tension between failure on the one end, and the success you so desperately want on the other — without buying into or attaching to either.
Beyond Fight Technique, The Inner Theatre of Survival
At the heart of all martial art styles, systems and techniques is the user. That’s ...