Rank Advancement Camp

I know I’m a week or so late posting this, but yay! I had a ton of fun at Petitto’s ATA Black Belt Academy‘s rank advancement camp!


There was a ton of running, pushups, squats, and stretching toward doing full splits (ouch!). I was the only adult, but I was probably in better shape than the kids! Or maybe it was my mental toughness that pushed me through when I was tired and achy. I definitely felt my age (I have old lady hips that hurt after a while).

The most important thing I took away from this training is that I can memorize multiple forms in a short amount of time (I memorized two, and started on a third before I ran out of time). At this point I’m not sure what’s holding me back from memorizing choreography for PiYo or Turbo. I can’t help but wonder if deep-down I’m afraid to fail. Ugh, I need to get over it and just do it because even if I fail, who’s it going to hurt? There’s a huge difference between forgetting a section of choreography and forgetting how to perform open-heart surgery after you’ve already opened the patient up!


99% of the time, failure will not kill you or others.

I need to remember that.

Oh, and yes, I did get promoted! Yay yellow belt!

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