Posted by on October 30, 2019

I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work. Jerry Rice

Like I said, repetition in practice and hard work.  Jerry Rice

For every activity, be it business, academics, art, sport, etc… some stand out as exceptional. Some, are deemed among the best, or even “the best”. 

In American football, the consensus best all-time wide receiver is Jerry Rice who played for twenty years and holds all the major records including most games, touchdowns, receiving yards and receptions. 

How did he do this? Talent? This might the first answer that comes to mind. There were others, however, such as Ron Brown, Willie Gault and Joey Galloway who we’re faster. Others like Randy Moss were taller or possessed the superior jumping ability. 

It is Jerry Rice, however, who has become known as the epitome of practice and preparation among football and performance experts. Rice worked incessantly on his route running, strength and stamina. Mentally, he watched game film for hours and hours. The results show.

He knew what he was doing! He prepared. 

What does this have to do with Krav Maga training? A lot!

You might not have the height, size, etc… of other students but you can focus and improve your techniques, assessment skills, and whatever else it takes to improve. 

All of this with consistent practice.

You don’t have to be the best like Jerry Rice but you can draw inspiration and lessons from him and many others about the benefits of consistent practice and preparation.

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