What are you Martial Art resolutions and or aims for 2019

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  1. kitkatninja

    kitkatninja Blue Belt

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    Ouch, I feel for you mate... Two years ago I broke my tibia, fibula and ankle... Was out of training for about 7 months, was on sick leave from work for about 5 months (due to pain)... Not sure what was worse to go thru, the break or the physio, haha :D
     
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    Oh wow that would have been rough... yeah I've partly enjoyed a break but it's mostly been pretty rough.. has been too long now so I'm glad things are moving...
     
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  3. gpseymour

    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Neither the owner (retired instructor) nor the chief instructor was in. The instructor teaching class offered to pass along my information and reason for visiting to the owner (who is currently out of the country). So, a bit of a wait on that one.

    There's another school in the area with entire days open on the schedule (interestingly, in the same Okinawan style), and they'll be my next attempt. I'm also going to reach out to a community college to see about starting a club there - probably regardless of what happens with the school.
     
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    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    I hear you on that one.
     
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    skribs Senior Master

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    Go from 3rd Dan, No Gup to 3rd Dan, 2nd Gup in Taekwondo.
    Get my Red Belt in Hapkido.
    Not let the school burn down when I'm in charge for a few weeks.
     
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    Rank can be important, depending on what your goals are.
     
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    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    You just toss that last one in there like it's a given.
     
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    skribs Senior Master

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    Which part is given?
     
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    That it won't burn down. You just assume you'll accomplish that. :p
     
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    I am not assuming. That's why it's a goal.
     
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    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Just poking at you, man.
     
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    Beware. I've seen Master Ken's defense for if someone points a finger at you. I'm sure it can be applied to pokes, too.
     
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    You've got a point there, if you're purely just "chasing rank" then you should be satisfied with being handed a rank at a McDojo belt factory or for that matter, buying whatever belt color you want and being of a self proclaimed rank. A better way for me to put it would be that I chase the standards you need to earn rank. In a martial arts school I might chase the standards that I would need to advance in rank, I chase the knowledge, skill, techniques, and ability I need to develop and that are crucial for promotion, the end result that I get promoted as a result of fulfilling such standards.

    But as I said in an earlier post, I don't care much for advancement beyond 1st Dan. At that point I just like to keep training and keep getting better but promotion is not such a big deal to me, to each their own.
     
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    Good thread, I would think when people write their goals down, they feel more obligated to fulfill them.

    I would like to get side splits on both sides this year, and middle split would be a nice bonus.
     
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    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not the defense that worries me. It's the restomp.
     
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    There's 2 of those in that defense.
     
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    Learning the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique
     
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    I want to train consistenly in Muay Thai this year then move back to Judo/Wrestling. BJJ is awesome, but I've only really enjoyed the basic self defense Gracie 101 BJJ classes. I'm finding BJJ is an acquired taste for me.
     
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    Yes, well, I still need to work and have a life outside of TKD.
     
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    Mine are as follows
    1. Continue to stick to my training / exercising
    2. Slowly obtain my belts and maybe get to blue or brown. (Currently almost a green)
    3. Become more confidant in my sparring and not become super defensive and afraid to throw punches as soon as I get hurt. (Long story short, sparring MMA style, got punched really hard in the nose. Wasn't expecting that since we were suppose to be doing light contact.)

    I'm looking forward to what 2019 brings as far as my MA journey. :)123
     
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