When we are injured or just not motivated it can be the hardest of times as a martial artist. We have trained our mind and bodies to accept pain and the repetition and perfection of techniques but nothing prepares you for when that ends. Or when you feel that there is nothing left to achieve or strive for, it’s a strange feeling indeed not something I am accustomed to. It’s like accepting your fate, embracing the inevitability that physical skills are not enough, there has to be something more?
Maybe its time in my life and martial arts to review and reduce what I do. Not increase, but decrease. Not more, but less. Refine it and condense it, to the essence of whats important. I think I finally understand a few things, here’s to the next 40 years of personal development!!