Aligning your Program to your Goals

Aligning your Program to your Goals

by Norli Garcia

Identifying your GOAL is the first step in achieving success. It’s like your map that shows you the right path to take. It’s equally important to decide which martial arts program is best for you, your skills, and the resources around you.

 

Setting martial arts goals will help you stay motivated and on track with developing a regular training routine. We’re giving you five tips on how to align your chosen martial arts program to your goals:

Choose the Best Martial Art Type or Training Program for You

There are dozens of martial arts programs available in the market. You have all the freedom to choose which one suits you best. 


One of the most beneficial things you can do is learning martial arts. Learning the techniques and skills is just as vital as understanding the traditional ideals that these martial arts hold. We have the power and potential to learn various styles and methods through the use of the Internet. Whatever martial art you choose, as long as you’re dedicated and put your heart and soul into it every day, you’ll be a great martial artist and enjoy the perks and benefits it comes along with. 

Set SMART Goals

Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals is the most effective way to ensure your success - even in the field of martial arts. 


Your goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Answer the questions: 

  • What should be the color of your belt after a year of training? 
  • What specific weight are you achieving after a month of training? 
  • When should you try a new martial art style? 

After you've answered those, consider how you'll get there and reward yourself for each goal you accomplish. Make sure that the objectives you set for yourself are defined and time-bound. This helps you see a visual representation of where you’re currently at and focus on the more important and long-term goals. 

Have Determination

Whatever career you choose, having determination is extremely important. Our determination keeps us strong and stable as it allows us to persevere in the face of adversity.


Take some time to sit down and think about your martial arts ambitions. If you believe that you can face every struggle and challenge, then you’re truly determined to reach your goal. It is such an amazing feeling to stay determined and put your heart, mind, and soul into training because you can't imagine your life without it.

Practice Discipline

Martial artists stick to a specific routine when training. They make sure that their body and strength are enough to train harder each day. 


Discipline is one of the most important attributes of a successful martial artist. They focus on realistic goals, which help them excel in all aspects of life. Maintaining discipline and a strong determination (like what we’ve mentioned in our last point) to achieve those goals creates self-confidence and allows the personality to develop.

Aspire to Inspire

Just like any sport, you need to find your reason for why you do it. Is it because your family wants you to? Is it because it’s a trend? Or maybe because it’s your dream? 


If your reason is good and your goals are identified, you can create a career out of this passion and dream. Always believe in yourself, train harder each day, focus on your goals, and aspire to inspire another martial artist like yourself. 

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