Everybody loves getting a new Gi and spending lots of money for the best brand, Even in kickboxing, people always want the top of the range equipment.
However, in my experience, the most crucial piece of equipment is your training partner.
Today while I was training with Tom, he would let me get into a good position, but as soon as I got close to submitting him, he made it challenging for me.
The challenge wasn’t that it would be impossible to do, but he was applying just enough resistance to make sure I had to work for it.
For me, this is one of the best qualities of a training partner as they are not constantly trying to beat you but are helping you develop your skills so that they can improve theirs.