Mercury is the Greek god of speed. His Greek name is Hermes. Of course, Hermes is very popular nowadays not as some short of speeding messenger or a god of medicine. Instead, Hermes is popular because of a very luxurious bag brand. In fact, the Hermes line of bags can set you back ten thousand to twenty thousand dollars easily.
Indeed, there is such a lucrative market for Hermes bags and accessories all over the world that people are actually investing in luxury goods. Why wouldn’t you? If you spend ten thousand dollars on a Hermes bag today, and it becomes a collector’s item, there is a good chance that you may be able to unload that bag in the future for fifteen, twenty or even thirty thousand dollars. Not too shabby, right?
Well, the Greek god Mercury or Hermes had many attributes. One of his most classic attributes is his speed. If you have ever taken up any kind of mixed martial arts or any type of martial arts training, you know that speed is important. While strength often gets top billing when it comes to training, never ever underestimate the power of speed.
You have to understand that even if you’re not a very strong person, if you’re able to move your body where it needs to go in as little time as possible, you get the upper hand. You may be able to stun your opponent long enough for you to deliver the killing blow. Of course, you’re not going to actually kill your opponent, but you’re definitely going to put them in a position where they are going to be seriously compromised. It’s going to be very hard for them to recover once you deliver that blow.
Unfortunately, if you are training in the typical mixed martial arts school, it’s very hard to develop the speed that you need to deliver such blows. It really takes quite a bit of work. It often takes some attention to detail to make this happen.
So, do yourself a big favor. If you want to box like a Greek god, or if you have to replicate some of the mythical Hermes speed, you need to step up. That’s right. You need to take the initiative and practice on a speed bag.
Of course, in the beginning, this is going to be a little bit rough. You’re not used to it. You’ve grown accustomed to a slower pace. However, as you keep boxing that bag and as you keep moving your body, you start developing your own inner rhythm. You are able to figure things out. At some level or other, you’re able to connect the dots and, sooner or later, you will be able to deliver both strength and speed.
Make no a mistake about it when it comes to martial arts, oftentimes the difference between victory and defeat is a matter of a few seconds. Mastering speed enables you to position yourself so you can win more often than losing.