Here are a few martial arts resolutions for a new year that could lead to positive changes both on and off the mats:
1. Learn from setbacks.
Learning how to bounce back from setbacks is a valuable skill both in martial arts and daily life. If you have a hard time getting past a training plateau, find something you’ve learned from that experience. Mistakes and failures are challenging to get through, but it is possible if you’re willing to put in the effort. Make it your goal this year to learn from your experiences rather than dwell on them.
2. Prioritize recovery.
If you’re not doing much for recovery now, then now is a great time to start. Prioritizing recovery can go a long way in improving your overall martial arts practice. And fortunately, your recovery routine doesn’t need to be overly complicated or time-consuming. You can start with something as simple as doing mobility exercises for five to ten minutes after a class or training session.
3. Train consistently.
Another martial arts resolution that leads to improvements in performance is to train consistently. If you’ve only been training off and on for the past few months, set a goal to average two or three classes each week. Do what you can to create and maintain consistency. Some weeks you might be able to train three or even four times. In other weeks, work or prior commitments might decrease your attendance rate. Decide how you’ll manage your time and make your training a priority.
4. Learn something new.
If you’ve been practicing martial arts for a while, now could be a great time to mix things up and try something new. You can add variety by signing up for a new class, training with a new instructor, or even giving a different martial arts style a try. Find something new that you’re excited to learn, and then go for it.
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