The self-study is a difficult and arduous path but, under no circumstances, it is not good to let yourself discouraged !
Continuously you will need to pay attention to every detail, to understand the form of movement and do not improvise.
When you do not understand something is good to ask someone who has already completed that stage.
Is all about a careful observation of the model, especially that, and not just in Martial Arts, traditional schools emphasize on copying the master: in painting, in sculpture, in generally for all domains of Arts.
Also, the digital pedagogy has grown in recent years and covers many domains of knowledge.
On this background, the learning process it has to start somewhere: books, specialized DVD, Youtube documentaries, etc
But, the most important aspect in the personal development represents the initiative.
Beside that, what the future holds, nobody can know !
In my opinion, before technical issues like form, proper manner, etiquette, courtesy, etc in the beginning everything starts from genuine curiosity and sincere passion.
Over time, of course, some points or bad habits can be corrected, but, if you are not able to make a minimal research in your own area of interest, I do not see how can someone might help you, because the fundamental role of a teacher is to guide you, to open a door for you, but the student is one who goes beyond that door as I mentioned already due to his initiative, determination, curiosity and perseverance.
On the other hand, obviously it is easier to learn specific approaches or techniques in an authentic Dojo among advanced students and alongside famous teachers, however, not all those who want to learn have that privilege.
I think if someone really wants to achieve something, will find a suitable way as long as his desire is authentic.
Also, I consider that personal evolution consists in an individual adaptation inside of the system in which each is living and in the same time in an adaptation to all external systems with which one interacts.
The adaptation itself means the ability of self-studying !
the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.
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