Last night was my final Taekwon-do class for the summer. Even though I’ll miss my TKD friends, I’m looking forward to the break from formal classes.I
But I don’t want a break from TKD itself.
Instead, I want to use my summer to improve my fitness in a few key areas and to work on my foundational movements.
I’m calling this TKD homeschool because rather than a vague plan to ‘practice over the summer’ or even ‘do a pattern a day’, I am putting together a kind of cumulative curriculum for myself.
The point is not just to maintain the skills I have but to make some measurable improvements in a few key areas.
I’m not getting too caught up in reaching specific targets, my goals are about inching forward a little bit at a time.
I want to go back to class in September with firm knowledge that I progressed over the summer – even if that progress is very small.
After all, I know my efforts matter, even if the results are minuscule. And my experience with TKD has shown me that literally any effort at all makes a difference.
Calling my practice ‘TKD Homeschool’ and making a specific plan puts me in charge.
And in charge is where I like to be.