Over the past 12 months, I’ve been attempting to keep a running commentary (every so often, anyway) on my Journey to Black Belt. It’s now getting close!
Next Wednesday, Black Belt Prep Cycle starts – it’s a 7 week intensive program designed to stretch the candidates to their physical and mental limits, culminating in the Black Belt Grading Test weekend, on the 18-19 June.
As part of being accepted into Prep Cycle, I had to describe what Black Belt meant to me. I summed it up with the paragraph below:
To me, Black Belt is a journey. Reaching Black Belt is not the ultimate goal – it’s just one stop on the journey that starts from the first class of White Belt and never ends. It’s a constant cycle of self-improvement, reflection, technical revision, sacrifice, growth and personal development, physical and mental conditioning and pushing yourself through boundaries and towards goals you never thought possible.
In less than 2 months, all going well, I’ll be a Black Belt!
I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into Prep Cycle and becoming fitter, stronger and more confident to take that last step towards earning my Black Belt.
Thanks for reading.