The Mind Sport of Memory was founded in 1991 by the inventor of Mind Maps and expert on Mental Literacy, Tony Buzan and Chess Grand Master, Raymond Keene OBE. The Ten Disciplines which formed the basis of the first competition are largely unchanged today and have been adopted worldwide as the basis for competitive memory competitions. There are now competitors from 30 countries participating in the sport, all competing to become the next World Memory Champion. The sport is administered by the World Memory Sports Council which is the governing body for the sport. And though the sport occupied the Arab world since 2012 by the founder of the Arabian memory championship Riadh BenSaoucha. Almost 11 Arab countries are already involved in memory sport.
Our advice for the trainees always is: even if you only commit ten minutes a day to practicing your memory techniques, you will benefit from it. Obviously, the more time you spend practicing, the quicker youâ??ll see results, and the more impressive theyâ??ll be, but donâ??t go overboard. Youâ??ll do yourself far more good spending just ten or fifteen minutes a day going over some memory routines, and doing it regularly, day after day, than trying to cram six monthsâ?? work into a fortnight.
Donâ??t be confined to one particular memory technique,
take a look at them all and choose what you will from each. It might suit you to use a mix of techniques, or a particular one for a particular purpose. Be prepared to change and adapt.