How to apply the Pareto Principle to improve your self-defense

 The Pareto Principle argues that the majority of results come from a minority of inputs
The Pareto Principle argues that the majority of results come from a minority of inputs

The modern world is so full of distractions and things to do that your self-defense training time can often be very restricted. If you apply the Pareto Principle to the how, why and what you do in training, you can become more efficient in the minimum amount of time.

To the contrary ,for example, it’s possible you could work for 2 years on your perfect sidekick but never get to use it in an actual self-defense situation, so why would you do that? Let’s see how the alternative might work.

What is the Pareto Principle?

The Pareto Principle or Law ( formulated by Vilfredo Pareto ) also known as the 80/20 rule, is a theory maintaining that 80 percent of the output from a given situation or system is determined by 20 percent of the input. … More generally, this principle can be interpreted to say that a minority of inputs results in the majority of outputs

When the Pareto principle applies to athletic training, where roughly 20% of the exercises and routines have 80% of the impact, athletes should focus on “core” training. Other things are important, but it is the essential elements of training which are the most important.

Application of the Pareto Principle in self-defense training

So if you apply this to your self-defense training how would that work?

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