The Battle Within

This thing we do is not just a physical game. It’s a mental game. And not just a mental game against your opponent but a mental game within yourself.

Self doubt, lack of confidence – these are opponents just like the ones we stand before in battle. It takes a lot to armor up, step onto the field and fight. You can get hurt.

And if you’ve been hurt then you have to overcome that obstacle too. But on the other side, the bruises are a pretty cool badge of honor. 🙂

Focus is key. King Thorin often spoke of Zen qualities in his class at Sport of Kings. And it’s true. It’s just as important to train the mind as it is to train the body.

So as you work on your physical pell, don’t forget your mental one.



About Livia Tasia

I love horses, fantasy, writing, the SCA, swordfighting, Mercedes Lackey.

Posted on January 7, 2012, in Heavy Fighting, SCA and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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