Question by bill: What do you think of somebody who stops training in a martial art as soon as they reach black belt?
A friend of mine passed his black belt grading in tkd a few weeks ago and doesn’t train anymore now, said hes joining up a new martial arts style because his goal was just to get to black belt in tkd
but black belt is not the end of training surely ?
Answer by Jace Gordon
You’re right. Black belt is -not- the end. Not nearly. Indeed, training can and usually lasts an entire lifetime. Especially the mental aspects of a martial art.
Now, it is indeed beneficial to one’s mind and body to train in multiple martial arts, but if he had a goal just to get a black belt just for the black belt’s sake, he certainly doesn’t have the mental aspect down by far.
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