Throughout your martial arts journey, you’ll experience a variety of ups and downs with your training. Some weeks you’ll be excited and motivated to chase your goals. Other weeks, that excitement might drop off a little bit, and you might struggle with motivation.

While these ups and downs are a normal part of your martial arts practice, there are some ways that you can try to end up with more ups than downs. Here are a few suggestions on how to keep your martial arts training on track:

1. Stick to a plan or routine.

Anytime you have a planned schedule or routine around your martial arts practice, you’re more likely to keep your training on track. But if you only train when you feel like it or randomly throughout the week, then it can be challenging to keep up a consistent training program. Make a plan for the days you’ll train each week and do your best to stick with your routine.


2. Maintain realistic expectations.

Your martial arts practice is a long-term journey that requires a lot of patience, persistence, and hard work. Do your best to maintain realistic expectations around how and when you’ll accomplish specific martial arts goals. But if you start thinking that your timeline should somehow speed itself up, you might be setting yourself up for disappointment.

3. Practice self-discipline.

One of the biggest lessons you learn through martial arts is the importance of self-discipline. Most days, you must rely only on your own accountability and responsibility to ensure that you get your training in. It’s not always easy, but it’s an important skill to develop and use in all areas of your life.

To learn more about the programs and classes we’re currency offering at Believe MMA in North Plainfield, contact us today.