Saturday, January 1, 2022

How To Be More Confident In Sports | Self Efficacy | Sports Psychology

In this video, I show you how to increase confidence in sports. Specifically, I explain the 4 mechanisms described by Albert Bandura by which we can increase self-efficacy: the belief in our own capabilities. Once you understand these 4 mechanisms, you can begin to use different strategies to build confidence. 

Confidence is referred to as self-efficacy in the sports psychology literature, and it is considered to be the most important psychological state that affects performance. In does not matter which sport you play (whether it be soccer, basketball, football, etc) - these mechanisms apply in all sports.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Bruce Lee's Top 10 Rules For Success

He was a martial artist, actor, teacher, and philosopher.

He is widely considered to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time.

He's Bruce Lee and here are his Top 10 Rules for success.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

The History of Martial Arts of the Entire World • Brief Martial Arts

The History of Martial Arts of the entire world, in one single video! Martial arts have existed throughout history, from ancient times to modern, and the history of martial arts is a deeply interesting one.

Martial arts have developed independently in many different cultures, and martial arts have taken many different forms depending on where in the world it originated. Historically, martial arts have been with us for thousands of years, and it's perhaps because of this that the history of martial arts is so interesting to look at.

Of course, it's impossible to go through the entire history of martial arts in only a quick brief video, so I've had to pick out a few different martial arts that I think are important to talk about when discussing the history behind them.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Benefit Of Being A Martial Arts Student For Adults And Kids

In this video, Phil Britten from the WA Institute Of Martial Arts shares why it's important to always be a martial arts students.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Lopez Family Martial Arts FAQs

I am not in shape, can I still sign up for Tang Soo Do?
YES! Martial Arts is a great way to get in shape, and also learn a quality skill in the process.

Will Tang Soo Do make my kid aggressive?
No. Martial Arts is not just about physical defense. We teach respect, discipline and honor.

I trained in a different form of Martial Arts, can I still join your Tang Soo Do School?
Yes we will do an assessment and place you in a comparable Tang Soo Do class. Then we will teach you the way of Tang Soo Do from there.

I have never done Martial Arts before, can I still sign up?
Yes, no experience is necessary to join our school.

How long does it take to earn a black belt?
Black Belt is one of our highest honors and can take 3 to 5 years depending on the discipline and progress of the student.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Science of Why Athletes Choke Under Pressure

Why is that some athletes can keep their calm and perform in moments of extreme pressure and others cannot? How it is that some athletes can perform in situations so stressful that even the spectators are too anxious to watch. Why it is that when everything is on the line, some athletes can pull off the seemingly impossible while others choke under the bright lights

In this video, I summarize sport psychology research to answer these questions. This is the first video in a multiple part video series that describes why we choke under pressure and what we can do to stop this from happening.

When you are in a situation in which you perceive that there is something valuable on the line and you aren’t sure that you have the skills to rise to the occasion, your body initiates a physiological and psychological response called the stress response. All of us are familiar with this response. It is the butterflies we feel when talking to the person we are attracted to, the shaky legs we feel when speaking in front of a group of people, the sweaty hands we get when we experience heights, or the tension we feel when looking at snakes. These situations cause our heart rate, blood pressure and breathing to increase, and our attention to narrow. These physiological effects can negatively influence our focus, which is what often leads us to choke. There are 4 theories that explain how this happens:

1. Distraction Theories (Miss relevant information, fixate on unhelpful stimuli)
2. Signal Detection (hypersensitive to stimuli)
3. Conscious processing (focus on the step by step mechanics)
4. Ironic Effect (focus on a bad outcome as you try to suppress it)