This article explores how by applying the same courage in martial arts to our overall life, we are less likely to hold ourselves back from achieving our goals.
This past week marks three years since my black belt test. I've often reflected about how my approach to training has changed from something that I would only do at the dojang, to something I now think about and apply constantly. When I train, I look at all three dimensions of martial arts (physical, mental, and spiritual). Since I started this, my abilities and outlook on life has changed for the better in many ways. It all started by thinking how to incorporate martial arts training to my daily life. This article explores three ways how I do it, to show how you can too.
There can be more to martial arts than just the development of physical skill. Character-building is a frequently cited value that can be brought to a practitioner's life. This article explores how the build up to my black belt test marked a defining moment where I experienced gratitude at a deeper level than before. The experience has fundamentally changed my outlook and actions, and can also be helpful to inspire you to reflect on your journey and the value martial arts has brought to you.