Your Underlying Reason:

For Instructors and Advanced Martial Artists Only

by Keith Pascal

Why did you become a martial artist?

If you’re a teacher, why are you doing it? (And don’t say for the money.)

It really is important for you to consider your motivation.

For example, I focus on practical application self-defense. I don’t practice or write about tournament martial arts. I don’t focus on all the nomenclature from specific styles.

My focus is self-defense. Period.

Now, here’s an interesting phenomenon….

The minute I narrowed my focus, which is entirely based on why I became a martial artist, my martial success grew.

Only students who wanted self-defense joined my classes. They knew that they wouldn’t have to waste their time with the rules of competition. They weren’t going to have to go for trophies.

They were there to learn to survive … succeed against attackers … other seasoned martial artists.

Besides targeting my students according to their interest, when I focused my writing, I became a more successful martial arts author.

What’s Your Focus?

You know the saying Jack of All Trades, Master of None?

Well, you don’t want your martial arts classes to take on such mishmash feeling.

<= Believe it or not, I prefer the business card example to the left, not the jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none card to the right =>

Find your reason for being into the arts. Tap into your reason to teach … or simply your reason to advance.

This focus will help you to no end as a martial artist.

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