This is perhaps the most common question I’m asked by students and the simple answer is:
“It all depends on how much effort you give.”
During my personal training in martial arts, I’ve seen many talented individuals. Some reached the top (World Championship in Kick Boxing) others never got even close to their potential. They had the capacity yet lacked self-belief.
FIRST, BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT
The big question is where is the self-belief coming from? What makes some of us confident in ourselves and others so doubtful that they fear even the simple challenges in life?
Most of the time our self-belief is built on past experience. If we fail many times, we start to avoid repeating actions that might result in further failure and even more blows to our ego.
FIGHT THROUGH FAILURE
Often what separates those who succeed from those who do not, is simply the willingness to “do” – to try again. People with this attitude treat each failure as a step toward success. The challenge then is continuing to persevere in the face of failure.
FOCUS ON GIVING 100%
When you give 100% effort, your perception of your performance is changed; you feel you have achieved something if you believe you have succeeded.
The key is to realise that success comes in different forms, and that learning a new skill such as Krav Maga means accepting that ‘getting good’ will sometimes include ‘failing’.
When you accept this this point then you become not only good at Krav Maga but you also have the potential to be good at everything you do – you will just set your standards even higher.
So, coming back to our starting point -‘So how long does it take to get good at Krav Maga?’
The answer: IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU!
Your effort, your commitment your hard work. It’s ultimately down to you and how much you want it.