Naturally, I have received comments about how “you can’t earn a black belt at home!!” – “this is fake” – this is “witchcraft” – “you’re a communist” for making this!! (the last 2 were a bit exaggerated…) The point is some people have closed-minds about modern day learning methods and technological advancements that have unlocked new potential. Online courses from recognized academic universities are well received and successful for students, in terms of their understanding. The same can, and does work well for martial arts home study courses. But not for all people – if one of these describes you – then you are not fit for a self-directed training like this; I would instead recommend a group class.
1. You Have a Lack of Motivation/Desire
You know who you are. How many diets have you tried? When was the last time you had a consistent workout regimen? Or maybe a consistent savings/financial plan? If you have trouble keeping yourself in line, whether from lack of motivation or desire to complete something – you will not do well in a self-director martial arts home study course.
2. You Lack Self-Discipline/You’re Lazy
If you would rather watch reality TV at night instead of practicing your martial arts curriculum on your own – you will not do well. You must make sacrifices to be a home study student – less TV, less computer, less frill — and focus on your internal growth.
3. You are Social/You Need to Be Surrounded by People
Some people are very social – to the point that they always need to be connected and with others (There is nothing wrong with this). But rather, you must know thyself, and make a good choice. If you only have fun and feel results around others – this will not work well for you, I recommend looking for a group activity.
4. You Think it Sounds Dumb
Good for you; then don’t do it. Fin.
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