How To Kick Higher With Visualisation

Mastering Martial Arts Through the Magic of Visualisation

Today, we're taking a quick look at something that doesn't require a single physical move – we're diving into the incredible world of visualisation. So, grab a seat, kick back, and let's explore how the power of the mind can skyrocket your martial arts game.

Introduction: The Mind's Eye Unveiled

We have done this in class abut I encourage you to do this at home, maybe when you're travelling (as a passenger!) to class, or going somewhere on a train/bus/plane. Or instead of watching that box that rots your brain?

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine this: a world where your kicks are higher, your punches faster, and your techniques flawless. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it's time to turn that dream into reality through the art of visualisation.

Guided Visualisation Exercise: Where Imagination Meets Reality

Let's start with a simple exercise. Find a comfy spot, close your eyes, and imagine your favorite training space. You can do this as if you are in the Dojang: Feel the floor or mat under your feet, hear the sounds of the Dojang, echoes of training partners, and soak in the energy of the room.
Or, at somewhere else peaceful or inspiring.

Now, let's focus on a specific technique – let's say, the Side Kick (you know why!).

Picture yourself executing it flawlessly:
  • Knee up high,
  • Looking at the target,
  • Lift Toes up,
  • Straighten leg out,
  • Pivot on Standing Leg.
  • Turn Sword Edge, 
  • Breath out. 

See the details – the form, the precision, the sheer power. In the realm of visualisation, perfection is just a mental image away.

Creating a Mental Blueprint: The Ninja's Guide to Success

Visualisation isn't just about daydreaming; it's about creating a mental blueprint for success. As you consistently visualise perfecting your moves, you're essentially programming your brain to make it happen on the mat.

Picture this as your secret ninja training – sharpening your skills, refining your techniques, and unlocking your full potential. The mind, my friends, is a powerful weapon.

Your Mind, Your Greatest Ally

As we wrap up this exploration of visualisation in martial arts, remember – your mind is your greatest ally. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned martial artist, the journey begins within.

So, the next time you hit the mat, close your eyes, kick high, kick strong, and visualise the warrior within. Your mind holds the key to unlocking a realm of endless possibilities.

Now go and make your kicks soar!