Hatsu Geiko (also known as Kagami Biraki) is a way to jump start the new year. Hatsu Geiko is the first performance of the new year, and it sets the tone for the remainder of the year in your chosen art .So not only is it applicable to any martial art, but also any hobby or craft you may do. Martial artists fill the dojo and train their hardest, with classes often lasting one or two hours longer than normal. Whaaaat?? Ouch. I don’t always feel like I’m gonna make our normal training night (especially when it’s a Judo night lol)
I love this idea! Maybe not in a “New Year Resolution” kind of way, but training your hardest every time you enter the dojo and then living up to that the next time you set foot on the mats. Each day is a brand new start, so we should bring that same spirit of renewal to each and every class.
Do you have a training goal for the new year?