The concepts of the martial arts are applicable to everything you do each day. Very often we make our daily challenges into bigger issues than they need to be. Balance is often the foundation of being successful.
Balance in the martial arts is an essential skill and one of the most important things to master during your training. When learning this skill, one of the first things you work on is testing the limitations of your balance. During this process you begin to recognize how far you can move your body before you need to move your feet. Without this skill you will constantly struggle with developing power in your movement.
The human body wants to be upright and will restructure itself, sometimes in a bad way, to achieve this result. Working on correct structure is important and serves us well. If a technique or movement is not working for you, the first place to look is in your structure and balance.
Balance in daily life is just as important as balance in martial arts
Balance in your daily life is just as important as balance in your martial arts. If you do not pay attention to it, things will not go well. As Americans, we are driven to be successful, regardless of the consequences. This lifestyle detracts from our daily life, including our families, and can result in dire consequences.
The family dynamic has an impact on how our children view relationships and how to operate as a cohesive unit. When family time is ignored, or out of balance, it changes the way children think a family unit should work.
Coming together as family
Whether we like it or not, our children model us in their actions. Teaching them core values and coping mechanisms are highly valuable skills we can give our children. Parenting from a unified front can be one of the best ways of teaching expectations in behavior and maintaining relationships. Families that communicate are more apt to be successful.
We often encourage families to participate in martial arts together. This is an excellent way to spend time together and do something fun that everyone can benefit from. It is a great way to prepare your children for the future. It is also a great way to balance all aspects of your life.
We believe that a formula for a successful family is: 8 hours for work, 8 hours for family, and 8 hours for sleep. Give it a try!