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Finding your Goldilocks Zone of Martial Arts training

The Goldilocks Zone of Martial Arts

Finding the Goldilocks Zone of martial arts will help you grow at an exceptional rate while avoiding the burnout that many students face early on. This zone refers to a training zone that is neither too intense nor too comfortable. But rather, it’s just right for optimal growth and success. In martial arts, the student is asked to put his/her body through intense training. Drills, exercises, sparring…these are just a few of the requirements of a student who plans to reach the coveted rank of Black Belt. So how hard should your martial arts training be? Should you exhaust yourself 100% during every training session? As it turns out, finding the right training zone is more effective than simply pushing yourself to the limit.
Check out this video where I share a few thoughts on how to gauge the intensity of your training. I also discuss how hard you really should (and shouldn’t) push yourself.
WARNING: There are a few explicit words (not mine, but funny) in the video

About Professor Travis Tooke

Professor Travis Tooke is a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu jitsu Black Belt and the owner of Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts. He earned his black belt from Carlos Gracie Jr. while living in Brazil in 2004. He started Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts Academy in 2005 in his fathers garage. Travis has since grown to over 300 students that include UFC fighters Andrew Craig and Yves Edwards. Team Tooke is regarded as one of the premiere schools for Brazilian Jiu jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in Texas. For more information on training at Team Tooke please call 281-955-7300 or visit  You will have the chance to train for 2 weeks free as well as receive a free introductory martial arts lesson for you and your family.