I’ve found it takes about 2 years for me to get board with a martial art style.  I’m not sure what that’s all about.  Maybe it’s after about 2 years I’ve learned all the basics and now I’ve got to perfect those movements, which doesn’t hold my interest.

At some point I need to decide if I’m going to be OK with switching all the time.  I feel like I should take one art to “completion”, meaning learn all the techniques and forms (not necessarily perfect them).  Not really sure why I feel this way, it just seems to me as well rounded martial artists, I should have at least one “core” art.

The first 1-2 years is all the cool stuff, learning new techniques, and concepts.  Meeting new people and masters.  In all honesty, the first 1-2 years is also all the “easy” stuff.  At the same time dedication and commitment are part of the martial arts.  And if I ever want to teach again, I need to be much more dedicated to a single art.

I realize that retention rates at higher ranks is lower, but I think many people simply stop their training all together.

I’m at that point, where I feel like switching again, been feeling that way for several months, so I’ve been thinking about it for a while.  I guess time will tell.

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