Transcript - Attendance

Things you do more often you get better at; things you ignore, you tend to lose skill in, especially a perishable, physical skill like martial arts. If you're not doing it on a regular basis, you're not going to get better — it's as simple as that.

We've found over time that on average, students who commit to two to three times a week are going to get better at a steady rate. The deal is, your attendance really influences how well you're going to do over the long run.

We want you to run to the dojo. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl. If you're so sick that you can't crawl to the dojo, stay at home, watch YouTube videos of the martial art you study, and take notes. Whatever you do, you've got to commit a certain amount of your time and energy to training or training-like activities, so that you continue to consolidate your gains and get better and better over time.

Here's the deal — there are going to be some days when you just don't feel like coming in. There's a little bit of magic involved here. Almost always when you come and commit yourself to the training with no expectations, no matter how tired or unhappy you are when you start, you're probably going to leave here feeling better, and most of the time you're going to leave with a smile on your face. So whatever you do, get yourself to the dojo, train as well as you can possibly train, and you'll find that your attendance translates directly into you getting better and better and better the more you train at JMAC.

In the next video, I'm going to talk a little bit more about long-term practice. That is, what can you expect if you continue to come to JMAC, not just for a month, not just for three months, not just for a year, but for five years, for ten years, or when you really make it part of your life. How is that going to change for you? How did it change for me? Why am I the person that I am today? And just help frame you for your long-term future here JMAC.