“There should be NO thinking when fighting…” That’s the reminder my Judo coach Gerard Lim often repeats to us.
“What does ‘No thinking’ really mean?”
“Is it possible to ‘not think’ when you are fighting, or when competing in any sport for that matter?”
Many coaches can intuitively relate to what Coach Gerard is referring to – the Performance Mindset, where our athletes fully trust their abilities and simply react rather than over-think.
However, although we are able to relate to the Performance Mindset, we might not necessarily be doing enough to help our athletes foster this mindset.