Your training partner in martial arts and combat sports is your most valuable asset!
The training partner in self-defense and combat sports
It is a general rule for every sport but it becomes even more so when it comes to individual sports such as the Muay Thai, boxing, ground wrestling like the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, etc. but also applies to self-defence, How to train with people who really have real assault experiences.
No one should be left behind, this is a basic rule that must exist in your behavior in training or within your gym if you want to build a solid team of practitioners or future agonists.
This principle is fundamental and serves to allow everyone to achieve their maximum result.
Strong athletes or practitioners who help others become stronger because there is no need to humiliate or crush a weaker person for the most disparate reasons other than to feed your stupid ego.
You have to be strong with the strong the rest does not matter, it does not give any added value to your training and skills.
Does it seem trivial, obvious?
I’m sorry but it’s not at all.
I’ll explain it to you, you can’t do it.
Can any of your training partners become stronger than you?
You have to try to train with strong people.
Consider that it is not so simple because you are not ready yet and therefore the advanced level person would do a “bad” training, so ask for it with respect and humility, with a strong desire to learn.
Great masters have always had great “friends” to train
It is fortunate to work with advanced levels because what they can give you has immense value for your learning often like what your teacher teaches you.
Remember that your enemy is not your training partner but the stranger who wants to attack you or your opponent, it is “him” that you need to be stronger.
You and your training partner are pushing each other to go in the same direction.
RESPECT your training partner and help him grow.
A part of the level you will reach will also be thanks to his contribution, not only that of your teacher and coach!
The training partner is your most valuable resource in learning a martial art.