It seems like these are the last winter days with snow here in Germany. Time for some inurement practise for what seems to become another very exciting but also demanding year. And what is better for that purpose than martial arts training in the snow? I'm sure all Karate Kid training sessions would have looked like that – had Karate Kid been a girl!
Of course it is very important to be well-trained. Otherwise one might lose the fight and end up tied helplessly to a tree like this!
To prevent this from happening it is very important to have a mentor who knows the art of motivation. So, if the cold makes it difficult to concentrate on the training, he might provide help by letting his pupil bend over...
… and warming her bottom with six of the best with a switch. This doesn't only increase the motivation, it also creates a beautiful picture – snow-white and rose-red!
A little time of meditation helps to get mental strength as well.
And finally some cool-down in the snow after an invigorating lesson. Bring on all your challenges, 2011, I'm ready!