According to a poll from the National Alliance for Youth Sports, around 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because they claimed “it’s just not fun anymore.” Another recent study by George Washington University points out that 90 percent of kids said they played sports because they *were* fun.
Are you scared of sparring?
You’re not alone…
This is a common question I get:
“Jesse-san, how can I overcome my fear of fighting?”
On this post, I will share my approach to sparring in Karate.
These days, practically everyone around the globe is sharing posts on popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and this certainly includes martial artists. If you too happen to be active on social media and are looking to attract a large following to your account(s), we’ve got your back.
Have you ever felt like something was off in your martial arts practice? You find that it’s becoming harder to drag yourself to class, and when you do make it there, you’re stealing glances at the clock the entire time. Or perhaps you do enjoy going to class and working out, but it feels like you’re going through the same old motions over and over again. Maybe you don’t feel challenged enough, or you’ve hit a plateau and feel frustrated that you can’t get past it.
The question is ”Are you burned out, or are you just bored?”