I'm sitting here at Starbucks where I stopped on my way to the dojo for New Years Day training.
I like to train on the first day of the year because it allows me to 'auto zero'...start fresh, with an empty cup, and set the stage for a year of karate training.
I've been training on New Years Day for many years. In the years that I trained alone and didn't have a dojo to train at, I still did my NewYears Day training. Some years I trained at a local park, some years in my garage, some years the weather was extremely cold, some were rainy. The best years were the ones that other people joined me to train.
This year I feel fortunate to have a good dojo to train in and good karateka to train alongside.
Well, it's time to leave Starbucks now and go train. Here's to an amazing 2012!