Martial Arts Thinking While Training

What am I thinking during martial arts practice?

What should we be thinking?

Action points to keep in mind?

During class, when the teacher or a senior student is demonstrating a waza, I’m actively looking to understand the movement.

Figuring out the parts of the waza.

Looking for the markers of distance, timing, rhythm, and balance.

Step by step.

When we break and practice with a training partner, my mind shifts.

I try not to think about what I am doing- just moving based on what I understand.

Cultivating mushin and zanshin.