I don’t know about you, but I saw the original Karate Kid in the cinema, and while the 2010 reboot was pretty good, it really wasn’t quite the same—despite keeping the major plot points and challenges. However, what I want to talk about today are some of the classic lines and scenes of the original.
As you might remember, Mr. Miyagi only grudgingly agrees to take young Daniel under his wing and teach him Karate. But to the frustration of young Daniel, the “training” exercises he does have seemingly nothing to do with Karate.
There’s the classic fence painting scene…
…then the floor sanding…
…and then the car waxing, “Wax on. Wax off,” scene.
And the theory is that by repetitively performing these tasks, Daniel gains some magical muscle memory mastery that he can instantly translate from performing the manual labor tasks to defending attacks in Karate.
This just isn’t how it works. What it would do for you is build your strength and conditioning that would help get you through the fight, but the techniques – though with similar motions – wouldn’t translate the same as they did in the 1984 film.
But hey…that’s Hollywood. And it made a great story.
The problem with skill development is that there’s always some theory, some core techniques and then, once these are mastered, you then need to learn how you can apply which techniques in which situations with the greatest effectiveness. Normally, traditional training courses are effective to varying degrees with the first part, but the recognition and application of the techniques to real problems is pretty hard to get right under “laboratory conditions,” so to speak.
You need to actually try in an environment where you can fail safely so that you can get comfortable, try to make things work, get feedback and then adapt so that eventually it’s just automatic. This is beyond the habits I’ve talked about before.
This is where we’re talking about being effective at applying the skills to get the desired results—no matter what.
In fact, this challenge is precisely what the Effective Security Bootcamp program is all about. It gives you the chance to practice your skills of security architecture and risk assessment under the active review and direction of someone who’s been there and done that many, many, many times before.
With this kind of help, you learn quicker, and your results and progress are directly visible as tracked improvements in what you’re producing every day. Not only will it be obvious to you how your skills are developing—it’ll also be obvious to everyone else.
And the improvements will directly translate into doing a much better job delivering the Agile Security System’s™ mission and purpose of security:
To enable the organization to deliver its mission, as quickly and safely as possible.
If you would like to squeeze in this 6-week program before the end of the year, there’s still time—but only if you’re ready to take action on Monday or Tuesday of this week to raise your hand and say you’re interested in the program by booking a screening call with me to discuss what you want to accomplish using this link:
Assuming we can agree some achievable objectives that will guide your journey in the program, then we can start with the first of the weekly, 30 minute calls before Friday, so you will finish the program on the 13th of December.
You will have direct access to me and the materials of The Agile Security System, including the templates, worksheets, selected training materials and any additional content or guidance I think will help you meet your objectives as we go along. Between sessions, we can exchange the emails as required to make sure you’re able to validate what you’re doing and ensure you’re on the right track.
It’s not a program for the feint of heart, because it does require you to do the work. And it’s not cheap.
However, if you book the screening call meeting for Monday or Tuesday and are ready to start the program this week, you can save $900 if you make a single payment of $2,497. If that’s not in your budget this month, there’s also an option of two monthly payments of $1,398.
If you book the screening call or start later, then the discount doesn’t apply, so this is the last chance to get into the program at a discount in 2019. Whether this makes a difference in your case is totally up to you.
For those who’re ready, book your call here: https://archistry.com/go/SecurityBootcamp
If you’re not ready now, or you’re happy with where you are for this year, then that’s cool.
Andrew S. Townley
Archistry Chief Executive