For the past few years, my training goals have evolved. To be honest, in the beginning, other people had to set my goals for me because the whole training thing just seemed a bit too impossible. This is actually one of the great things about martial arts – each belt level provides you with a small set of skills to accomplish and builds on the skills learned at the previous level.
For the next year, I’d really like to concentrate on strength. While strength has always been part of training, it hasn’t been front and central. I’m also not stupid enough to go “let me try to add weight lifting every day to my routine” – that sort of thing will result in burn out, injuries, or both. But I’m going to see what I can do with a year. Dun Dun Dun…….