About a year ago I earned my first degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo. It was a really fun journey, and this was a major milestone! Unfortunately, I somehow got it into my head that the journey was over and I no longer had to worry about staying fit and healthy. As a result, you could say that I put on a few pounds. Like, a LOT of pounds. I also haven’t been back in the dojo in months. This isn’t good.
In a recent article on his website, Master Santillo wrote about the necessity of viewing your blackbelt test as a daily occurrence. This resonated with me, as I know I have not been worthy of the belt for quite some time. In fact, I’ve been in a funk for the better part of a year and the view sucks from here. So, I’ve made a decision to get back on the horse and suffer my way back to good health! This should be interesting.