SUCCESS, whether in sports or life, begins with having a goal. Any athlete's goal should be to win the game, said Renshi Sanjay Athavale, Director, Spiritual Solutions, Reiki Divine, Budokan Institute of Martial Arts, Mumbai Maharashtra during the ongoing online karate and sports seminar organised by Karate Budokan International (Vidarbha Region).
The seminar is being hosted by Kyoshi Harish Choube, Black Belt 7th Dan (Nanadan), National Chief Instructor and Examiner, Karate Budokan International.
An athlete should stay positive before the start of his match.
“Before any game, the only thing that can help an athlete is positivity. Mistakes can happen during the game.
“An athlete should remind himself not to dwell on the errors and instead focus on what he/she can do to get ahead and improve your chance of winning," said Athavale.
Players should stay away from anything that might distract him. The day before the competition, they reduce the intensity of their physical training.
“Athletes, who are training for a competition, need to sleep 10 hours daily to recharge and improve their performance. The day before the event, players should sleep early,” Athavale mentioned.
On diet, Athavale said, “Athletes need to eat high-carb meals before the competition because it will help them optimise their performance during the game.
“Carbohydrates supply energy to the body, which enables a player to be at his highest level. A few hours before the game, players can eat bananas to keep their carb levels up.”
Athavale said players should prepare and organise their tools and equipment a day in advance. “To avoid rushing and forgetting important things that are needed for the game, players should organise them the day before the event. A check list can be made. Tick the items off once they are kept inside the kit bag.
The seminar concluded with an interactive session.
Sensei Disha Choube, Black Belt 2nd Dan, Karate Budokan International, proposed a vote