I Thought as I was sitting here reading con com by Rory Miller what karate and Max Impact training has done for me in the last 10 months. Graham Palmer my sensei asked me 6 yrs ago when we were in Southern Ireland to join him in Max Impact to see if I would like it. I declined, bad mistake as I now realise, but you don't know what you don't know. Since then I have took the chance to do it and what a major difference it has made. From Max Impact I progressed to karate training which has given me a whole new outlook on life,, it makes you think ( oils the brain back to life) becomes physically challenging, gives you something to overcome and your own glitches. You must face what you don't like to do, the feeling of being with the same people who want to achieve a high standard and not be " that will do" attitude. Some nights after training I haven't slept due to thinking of the moves and going through my head to get it right. Also you can push yourself to get all you can from your instructor or not. Only you know how much you have trained and not cheat yourself!! There are nights and days where it hasn't gone well and your brain is "noodled"as Neil puts it, doesn't matter just move on and take it, as it does sink in. I get a lot of micky taking from mates about this, I laugh it off as I know none of them would stick the fitness and the self discipline to carry on and learn more. I get stuck in with the black belts and instructors (which I love doing, it's the only way) I love it. So they are laughing at themselves!