Do you want to have a Black Belt? or Do you want to be a Black Belt?

I think it’s a fair question to ask considering most people want to have a black belt.  Whether they want it for social status, bragging rights or because they believe the belt itself will magically give them the skills of a black belt.  The faster a student realises the difference the faster they will start seeing amazing results with their training. Wanting to Have a black belt can lead to many problems during your martial arts journey.  However wanting to BE a black belt will keep you focused on what really matters such as improving yourself, and developing your skills at a level that will result in becoming a black belt.  Keep in mind that reaching a black belt is not the final destination of martial arts.  For most who achieve this it is the beginning of a new chapter in their own book of martial arts.