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  • Writer's pictureDon Baird

Ignore Result — Follow Process

September 17, 2023

Ignore Result

“Ignore result,” was a common mantra of Grandmaster Suh. He constantly reminded us not to “try too hard for power,” that power will come out of proper training that follows solid principles — that if you try for power, you will lose it. This is such an important point that I should post it every day for a decade!

Do Not Try

Do not try for speed, follow slowness. Do not try for power, follow proper mechanics. Do not use tension, use softness, be loose, and be relaxed. From these thoughts grows the greatest skill; from the greatest skill comes the greatest martial artist.

A Habit a Day

Mr. Suh always reminded me to eliminate just one bad habit a day. Train forms, animal techniques, take-downs and joint-locks etc., chi kung … every day … and remove one bad habit … improve just one thing. Skill isn’t something you can demand; it is something you can encourage to arrive but you cannot force it. His thoughts are with me today, a half-century later..

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