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So what do you do when you’re finding it hard to stay motivated?

  1. Set Clear, Achievable Goals: Setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals gives you a clear direction and purpose in your training. Whether it’s mastering a new technique, earning a higher belt rank, or participating in a competition, having a goal to work towards can keep you motivated.
  2. Mix Up Your Training Routine: Repetitive training can lead to boredom and a lack of motivation. Keep things fresh and exciting by mixing up your routine. For example, practice kata different ways – first with full power, next by the count, next as fast as you can without power, then as slowly and smoothly as you can, and one more time at full power. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you get better.
  3. Track Your Progress: Keeping track of your progress can help you see how far you’ve come and motivate you to keep going. Whether you use a training journal, a fitness tracker, or an app, tracking your workouts, techniques learned, and goals achieved can help you stay motivated.
  4. Stay Connected with Your Martial Arts Community: Being part of a martial arts community can provide you with support, encouragement, and motivation. Whether it’s through your dojo, online forums, or social media groups, staying connected with other martial artists can inspire you to keep training.
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  5. Visualize Your Success: Visualization is a powerful tool that can help you stay motivated. Take some time each day to visualize yourself achieving your martial arts goals. Imagine the feeling of success, the admiration of your peers, and the sense of accomplishment. Visualizing success can help keep you motivated and focused on your training.
  6. Reward Yourself: Rewarding yourself for reaching milestones in your training can help keep you motivated. Whether it’s treating yourself to a new piece of training gear, a relaxing massage, or a day off, rewards can give you something to look forward to and help you stay motivated.
  7. Embrace the Journey: Remember that martial arts training is a journey, not a destination. There will be ups and downs, successes and setbacks. Embrace the journey, learn from your experiences, and stay committed to your goals. Martial arts training is as much about the journey as it is about the destination.

And remember, all of your teachers and assistants at Nishime Martial Arts are here to help you on your journey. We want to see you succeed.