8 Goals You Must Have For Your Martial Arts Vacation

So you’ve decided to take your martial arts skills to the next level and go on a martial arts vacation. You’ve packed all your gear, done all the research about your trainers and the gym you’re training at, and planned all the activities you’ll do when you’re not training. You’re all set, but have you thought about what your goals for your martial arts vacation are?

Going on a martial arts vacation without a plan in mind is like going to battle without a strategy. Just like your regular training, you must set goals that you can achieve in your martial arts vacation. Doing so will give you the focus and determination you need to make the most out of the limited training time you have and motivate you to give your all each training session.

If you’re at a loss as to which goals you need to set during your martial arts vacation, worry not. Today, Evolve Vacation shares 8 Goals You Must Have For Your Martial Arts Vacation:

1) Fix your weaknesses

By exploring new options and allowing ourselves to fail every now and then, we open ourselves to finding new strengths.

By exploring new options and allowing ourselves to fail every now and then, we open ourselves to finding new strengths.



Everyone, even World Champions, has weaknesses. Whether it’s keeping your hands up or going for submissions before establishing your position, there’s always something to work on. Make the most of your time at your martial arts vacation and turn your weaknesses into strengths. On your next training session, ask your sparring partners and your instructors to point them out and take note of what they are. A martial arts vacation is the perfect time to work on your technique and iron out all the little details you need to fix your weaknesses.

 

2) Work on your strengths

The minute we get better at whatever martial art we practice, we have to seek another way to challenge ourselves.

The minute we get better at whatever martial art we practice, we have to seek another way to challenge ourselves.



Just like every martial artist has his or her weakness, he or she also has his or her strengths. After all, there’s a reason they’ve gone this far into their martial arts journey. Working on strengths will not only take your martial arts to greater heights but also help you fine tune them to the point where you no longer have to think about the little details – it’s all become second nature. Knowing what you’re good at and learning how to maximize it will undoubtedly make your martial arts vacation worth every penny.

 

3) Learn from the best



There’s nobody better to learn from than from a World Champion. After all, he’s spent tens of thousands of hours in training, doing something he is absolutely passionate about. And he has the laurels to prove it; a World Champion has worked tirelessly to become the greatest in his art, and his skills have been tested in the greatest arenas of competition. There’s no doubt that training with a World Champion can help you make huge gains in your skill development, so take advantage of every minute of it in your martial arts vacation.

To learn more about training with world champions, check out our article.

 

4) To get into the best shape possible

A session of Muay Thai can burn up to 1,000 calories!

A session of Muay Thai can burn up to 1,000 calories!



As martial artists, we always want to push ourselves to see how far we can go. Why not use our martial arts vacation to do exactly that? A martial arts vacation is the best time to test ourselves: mentally and physically. If getting into shape is our goal, why not use this time to work on this? There’s no better time to push our mind, body, and soul to the limits. After a week, month, or however long your martial arts vacation is, we guarantee you’ll see a completely different person. Go on and surprise yourself!

 

5) Get inspired to train harder



When you’re surrounded by awesome World Champions and other individuals who want the same things you do, there’s no doubt you’ll feel inspired to take your training to a whole other level. And after all that hard work, you’ll see it come to fruition not only on your next training day, but in the ring as well.

Check out the inspiring life story of multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and read how he conquered adversity to make his dreams a reality.

 

6) Get yourself competition ready

With one of the most number of title defenses (17) in the history of the flyweight division, Pongsaklek Wongjongkam is regarded as one of the best flyweights in history.

With one of the most number of title defenses (17) in the history of the flyweight division, Pongsaklek Wongjongkam is regarded as one of the best flyweights in history.



Perhaps you’ve competed in the past and you didn’t perform as well as you would have liked to. Or perhaps you’ve never competed at all and have been wondering how to get started. Your martial arts vacation is a great time to lay the groundwork to get yourself competition ready. You can work out your strengths and weaknesses, get into the best shape of your life and consult the World Champions on a battle strategy appropriate for you.

For more information about competing, check out our article.

 

7) Get out of that training plateau

Going through a plateau isn’t the end of the world; it’s just a part of training and a new challenge to overcome.

Going through a plateau isn’t the end of the world; it’s just a part of training and a new challenge to overcome.



Perhaps you’ve been stuck in a training plateau and feel frustrated about it. A martial arts vacation might just be what you need to give you that boost of morale you need to get back into the groove of things. When you go on a martial arts vacation, you’ll get an exhilarating burst of energy and the inspiration to help you break out of that training plateau. You’ll also meet new training partners and get insight from new instructors, which is always exciting. A martial arts vacation might be just what you need to inspire you to get out of the monotony of training.

 

8) Get all your questions answered

2x BJJ World Champion Teco Shinzato is a 4th degree black belt.

2x BJJ World Champion Teco Shinzato is a 4th degree black belt.



As martial artists on the path to continuous improvement, we’re always seeking ways to level up. One way to do this is to ask questions and get them answered by high-level instructors who have deep understanding, mastery and championship experience. Not only will they be able to provide you with a World Champion’s perspective, they’ll be able to help you achieve a better and deeper understanding of the martial art of your choice. They’ll be able to pinpoint the exact lessons you need (whether philosophical, strategic, or tactical) in order to grow as a martial artist. This is one aspect you certainly need to take advantage of when you go on a martial arts vacation!

 

Going on a martial arts vacation is truly an opportunity of a lifetime for any martial artist. You’ll be able to expand your horizons and take your martial arts journey to heights you’ve never thought possible. So go on, unleash your greatness. Book your martial arts vacation today!

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