Warrior Wednesday – Always Learning


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On Sunday, I had a moment at martial arts where I learned I have been doing something wrong for 4 years.

These things come up sometimes.

What was it?

Standing up.

Yep. I know how that sounds.

We’re supposed to be getting up and down with almost all of our weight on the balls of our feet.

Apparently.

At least I wasn’t alone in this. A dojo mate and I had been putting much of our weight on our toes. Well, that led to him wondering why his big toe was sore all the time. Since I had injured mine before my last grading attempt, I wasn’t wondering why it hurt, but rather if it would ever heal. Him asking the question gave us both important information. Thanks dojo mate!

Anyway, I need to relearn a basic thing. Initially, I was frustrated. I can’t even stand up right! How the hell did I get this far? Why didn’t anyone tell me this sooner?!

We also noticed our right foot is great at telling when it’s facing straight ahead. Our left feels like it’s over-rotated and the heel is sticking out when it’s facing straight ahead. Another basic thing to fix.

The thing I find most interesting about that one is that our personal perception is so different than reality. I love how much martial arts teaches me beyond the art itself as so much of it is directly applicable to life.

And these are things I can work on at home without the worry of smashing a light bulb overhead. I’m still finding glass. It’s way less frequent, but still occasionally happening. I’m sure it’ll end soon. Most things in life are temporary. This stumbling block in my training is temporary too.

Guid cheerio the nou,
R~

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