Why I'm not competing in sparring right now
This was originally posted on blogger here.
I keep getting asked this question. I really want to compete in sparring, but various reasons prevent me. Here is the list:
- I work a full time job that goes more than 40 hours a week sometimes.
- I do side consulting.
- I teach martial arts 10+ hours.
- When we do sparring practice, either I'm tasked with coaching or there is no one who is at my level.
On the last bullet, what I worry most about are hand and arm injuries. I can't afford to lose the use of what I type with, since that is what covers our mortgage. On the plus side, with the growing size of our adult class, I should be able to find good opponents.
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