Make a Martial Arts Tenacity Journal.
Purchase a notebook from the dollar store. In that book write out your EMA Black Belt Plan. If you are already a Black Belt, then maybe it is the EMA 5th Degree Plan. Whatever the case, write out your goals, along with time frames for each goal. To work on an improve your tenacity, produce some challenges to work towards. Here are some examples.
- 50 push-ups.
- 100 push-ups
- 100 push-ups in 60 seconds.
- 500 squats (with training this is squats for roughly 15 minutes, non- stop).
- Perform my form 5 times in a row with no rest.
- Perform 200 figure 8’s with my nunchucks/long staff without dropping it.
- Perform 1 pull-up, 5 pull-ups, 20 pull-ups, 100 pull-ups.
- Test at every Excellerator offered this year.
- Cat breakfall over 5 focus pads, 8 pads, 12 pads…
- Cat breakfall over my standing training partner.
You cannot improve what you do not measure. Write in this EMA Tenacity Journal
after every class. If you are working towards your goals, then you should be
working on them. Make progress notes, track sets, reps, times – anything you can
measure and use to track progress.
I LIVE BY TWO WORDS: TENACITY AND GRATITUDE.
HENRY WINKLER AKA THE FONZ
– Written by Kumar Bandyo