There are no real shocks for my New Years’ post. For starters, when six months ago when we set up our gym rental, Northwind Martial Arts LLC codified its goals:
We have set ourselves some serious challenges:
- To build a Haidong Gumdo martial arts community in Bemidji
- Which is best accomplished by becoming the sort of martial artists who make an impression
- Which requires that we reach ChoDan so that we may begin to train in the art of Haidong Gumdo
- The path to which is strewn with hardship: sweat, soreness, pain, exhaustion, time, energy, and more.
We’re starting our own school. We no longer have the option to be the folks who stand in the middle ranks, comfortably anonymous. As in any performance-based job, we are basing our future and our success on how we perform.