Two of my favourite martial artists are the late Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
I never met them but they do inspire me when I’m training.
When I’m jumping up and down with my sabre I visualise I’m Bruce Lee defending myself against numerous attackers.
I may look like a constipated Ninja Turtle but that doesn’t matter. I’m enjoying myself letting out the occasional Bruce Lee growl.
And when I get too carried away I bring myself back to earth with a dull thud by visualising the Jackie Chan movie out-takes. The ones where the stunts go wrong.
Yes, it’s important to remember that when you have your head up in the clouds – keep both feet on the ground.