Mike san ,
1] Don’t be trapped by beliefs without real foundation! You are not going To Okinawa to compare yourself to Okinawans ; comparison breeds fear and low self esteem! Your only ‘ competition ‘ at the test -- is with yourself !
2] Why is it ‘ nuts’ to go to the island to be tested ? It is really no different than the States except for the fact that you have brainwashed yourself to believe it is ! the board is made up of only men …remember that ..not really much different than their American counterpart ! Some better …some worse than the Americans !
3] Same for any Okinawan candidates you may be paired up with ! Chances are they will be wondering how they’ll stand up to the ‘big ..strong ..Americans ‘ ! This is the mental image you must cultivate and believe ! You would probably find yourself fighting much harder in the States against some very powerful and big and mean competitors !
4] You must harness , more than ever , dynamic imagination while working out and at rest …..the forming of very powerful mental images of the test with grim determination and resolute performance unstoppable in execution ! This is described as ‘creative imagination’ , which causes events to materialize for you , resolving in your favor !
5] Experts write that in order to program your subconscious …such as for this task ..you need to verbalize positive commands into it ….you must do it with feeling and emotion [ they recommend listening to music while repeating commands to yourself ..intensifies brain vibrations to absorb more quickly ] ….and you must visualize pictures of the test on your mental screen seeing yourself as “the star of the show” ! See it in color , with you at the center in joyous fury , and your aspiration will became very real !
6] Rehearse these principles with your peers and use dominant thoughts while exploding your techniques inviting the ‘ pain ‘ challenge !
7] If you can project spirit and total commitment , and images of self confidence , the board will pick up on it and feel relieved into giving you respect !
8] Remember, it is all mind games at this point ! You will be amazed at the results if you make yourself be driven by these concepts ! Narrow your eyes in cold determination and go !You already have it !
Good luck ,