Don’t you have time to train?

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Don’t you have time to train?

Don’t have time to train in personal defense or combat sports?

I don’t have time to do martial arts is one of the typical phrases that you hear from a lot of people, it’s not new.

Honestly, I never believe it!

Very few people have such important commitments that they can’t cut out even an hour a day to train that even if it’s little or relatively little is much better than nothing.

One hour a day 7 days a week can also be a great job!!

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When you feel like you have too many things to manage in life, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember this “little” story, so you also find time to train or learn martial arts.

I know work and family commitments take up most of the day, but I’m sure there’s a part of your day that you waste on doing useless things that you could use to do something else.

Now I want you to read this story and I hope it can help you find the time and the urge to go to the gym and start training again, abandoning the excuse of “I never have time”.

The story starts like this.

“A professor stood in front of his philosophy class and had some objects in front of him, when the class started to shut up he took a large jar of empty mayonnaise and started filling it with golf balls, then asked the students if the jar was full and they said it was.

The professor then took a can of gravel and flipped it into the mayonnaise jar, shook it slightly, and the pebbles positioned themselves in the empty spaces between the golf balls.

He asked the students again if the jar was full and they agreed it was.
The professor then took a box of sand and flipped it into the jar, of course the sand spread everywhere inside.

He asked again if the jar was full and the students answered with a unanimous ‘yes’.

The professor then drew two glasses of wine from under the chair and overturned their entire contents in the jar, thus effectively filling in the blanks in the sand; students laughed.

Go on..

‘Now,’ said the professor as soon as the laugh subsided, I want you to consider this jar as your life: golf balls are the important things; your family, your children, your health, your friends and your passions, the things for which, if all else were lost, and only these remained, your life would continue to be full; pebbles are the other things that matter like your work, your home, your car… sand is everything else, little things.

If you put the sand in the jar first there will be no room for gravel or even for golf balls, the same goes for life, if you spend all your time and your energy behind the little things you will no longer have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to things that are indispensable to your happiness; Play with your kids, enjoy the family and parents as long as they are there…. take your partner out to dinner… and not just on important occasions! so much there will always be time to clean the house or make appointments.

Take care of golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set priorities… the rest is just sand.’

One of the students raised his hand and asked what the beer glass represented.

The professor smiled: ‘I’m glad you asked, it just serves to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there will always be room for a couple of beers with a friend.’

When you feel like you have too many things to manage in life, when 24 hours in a day is not enough… remember this story and find time to train.


Personally I know and I have always known that I have a big advantage, I do not watch TV, what I do is in the evening watching some videos on YouTube but that is often always related to my interests, I do not get lost in gossip andthings of little value .

When I came back to the evening to train the way to relax was to write the notes of what I had done and in the morning before going to work read them again.

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If you just think how long you “steal” tv, social networks, email, read useless magazines, you know is that you are tired from the day but they are just distractions, satisfactions of a moment that however pays very dear.

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What you need is just to change habits and start doing in place of those things to train.

Write down everything you do on a piece of paper throughout the day and note how long you do it and what you could optimize or avoid doing and replace it with the training and martial art you practice.

Start with something simple and then after a few weeks add stages of training that are important.

Have a good workout!

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Written by Andrea

Instructor and enthusiast of Martial Arts and Fight Sport.

- Boxing / Muay Thai / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Grappling / CSW / MMA.
- Self Defence / FMA / Dirty Boxing / Silat / Jeet Kune Do & Kali / Fencing Knife / Stick Fighting / Weapons / Firearms.

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