Kaizen, as a mindset, can be seen everywhere. Yes, even mixed martial arts.
Kenny Florian, an up-and-coming, lightweight shares how he’s risen up the ranks in the lightweight class:
I’m real blessed to be able to fight for the UFC and have them keep giving me top level guys. That’s what I’m in the sport for, to see how far I can take it and keep improving. Anything can happen out there but I just try to focus on what I can control and have fun and that’s what I did. I wanted to open (Gomi) up and keep him guessing. He was really low and I didn’t want to force anything out there, I just wanted it to flow and he got a little upright so I changed levels and took him down. I’ve been working a lot on my wrestling, especially the offensive side of it and it paid off. I still got a long way to go and a lot of things to work on but I know the plan’s working, I’m getting better every day. ‘Kaizen,’ little improvements every day.
He goes on to say that in his workouts, he tries to do “1 more” than the previous day – whether it is 1 more pushup, 1 more sit-up, or 1 more of whatever. He believes that improving little by little everyday – or the Kaizen mindset – is what has helped him improve.
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