Philosophy of a Champion for Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver
-By Benny “The Jet” Urquidez
- Never change what works.
- Grasp whatever you can, be open-minded about everything.
- Learn what you want to learn, but never close your mind to something different.
- Knowing yourself helps you to know others.
- Never stop learning, never limit yourself to what you think you may attain.
- To be in 100% physical shape you must first be in 100% mental shape!
- Respect your judgment. Remember, you cannot fool yourself.
- Take defeat as a process of learning!
- Never degrade yourself by thinking negatively!
- If you lose, figure out why you lost and find the defenses which will help you next time.
- In and out of the ring the secret of a Martial Artist is to control his anger.
- There is no time for being old-fashioned. One must progress.
- Learn to train your mind to be ahead of your body.
- Beat the pain mentally and you can go on forever.
- Don’t try to be just as good as somebody else; strive to be better.
- The way you train is the way you react.
**I started studying this philosophy from one of the world’s greatest champions over 25 years ago. He was ahead of his time and the principles in this philosophy are excellent and applicable in today’s Mixed Martial Arts environment. For students it is highly recommended that you think about applying these principles, as it will be a benefit to you in your practice. OSU!
This philosophy has many pearls of wisdom. There is a depth that is subtle and profound in these tenets. For example knowing yourself helps you know others has applications for fighting and meditation. This self knowledge is a predecessor to enlightenment, as described in various eastern philosophical practices. The philosophical applications add a depth of study for our Mixed Martial Arts Vancouver program.