Posted: February 07, 2019
“Real patience is the fruit of perseverance.” -Anonymous
I trust this blog finds you well.
Martial Arts training is a discipline.
More accurately, it’s a self-discipline.
Training has to be consciously integrated into your schedule.
Without participation, there is no progress.
Perhaps you are already familiar with the following question.
If you've been training for a while, you've been asked this question many times.
After 35+ years of Martial Arts behind me, and the next 45+ ahead of me, it's a question that I am very familiar with.
Can you imagine the number of times my classmates asked me, "Are ya goin'?", in reference to whether or not I was going to participate in a class, go to a training seminar, travel for intensive training out of State, or study in a different Country?
If I had a nickel for every time, I would own a bank.
Here's what I've learned...
1. Decide to train.
If I based my training on whether or not my training partners and classmates were "goin’”, I would have missed out on a tremendous number of lessons, progress, and experiences.
Here's what else I learned...
1. Whenever someone asks me, "Are ya goin’?”, my response is, "Yes, I look forward to seeing you there."
2. I have learned not to ask my classmates if they're "goin'." I simply make the naive assumption that they are.
We have a full schedule of classes this week.
I look forward to seeing you and your family in class at the Dojo.
Kyoshi Thomas Clifford