My apologies to those who come by this blog for my lack of attention the last year or two, I’ve been busy with all sorts of things. One of which is to come up with more ideas for the blog. Previously I had years’ worth of articles written or about to be written from my monthly newsletter. Eventually that pool of resources dried up.
I’ve also been distracted by trying to maintain my skills and get a handle on my new combinations. With over 90 combinations, it takes a bit of time and focus to keep them all straight. Sadly, I’m not doing a good job of it at the moment. I won’t even mention the number of open hand and weapon katas that need constant attention.
The key to success in the martial arts is plenty of practice. The more you do the better you become. Years ago I was fond of saying, “If you’re not getting better, then you’re getting worse.”
Enough about my situation, what about the articles? I did start an on-going series of articles that I never quite finished relating the Art of War to hand to hand self-defense situations. I hope to get back to that series again. I also hope to revamp the aging website yet again. It really hasn’t changed in ten years and I’d really like it to reflect the ongoing work of our instructors and students.
My pacing for the next year is to ease back into blogging again by posting monthly. There is a plan to post videos now that I have access to a good camera and video editing software. (Caveat is I’ve said all this before and still have produced any videos. Maybe I don’t like to watch myself on video.)
Without further ado, I leave you to the next post. Thank you for staying faithful and train hard.