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Shizentai
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
Shizentai wrote:
This year I'm shooting pretty high

1. Get certified as a d-level instructor & d-level judge
2. Get a tenure-track faculty appointment
3. Start a university karate club

I fully expect this to be a major challenge to do in my first year of trying, but here goes nothing!


Best of luck on the tenure-track job! I'm not sure what the market looks like in your field of study, but things are pretty flooded for mathematicians.


Thanks Singularity!

Right now it's seeming like even the small biology tenure track jobs are getting at least 150 applicants each. For that reason when I only made the short list for 1 of 10 jobs I applied to last year, I wasn't super surprised. I'm trying to get some manuscripts out and at least double my number of applications in 2019 to boost my chances. In the past week I've applied to 5 more positions, and I plan to submit two more applications today. Fingers crossed! One day at a time I guess.

It would be really great to start my own university club too. Undergrads are my favorite group to train. Unlike little kids, every single one of them wants to be there and is ready to go at the beginning of class. Many students are also looking for the community and friendship that a dojo can offer. It can be an outlet for the stress university or graduate life puts on people. It's nice to have a place to diffuse all of that. I have many fond memories and lasting friendships from my college karate club(s). It'd be great to be able to start that somewhere new. I'd love to give more people a chance to experience this.
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singularity6
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Joined: 26 Jun 2017
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Location: Michigan
Styles: Jidokwan Taekwondo and Hapkido, Yoshokai Aikido, ZNIR Iaido, Kendo

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shizentai wrote:
singularity6 wrote:
Shizentai wrote:
This year I'm shooting pretty high

1. Get certified as a d-level instructor & d-level judge
2. Get a tenure-track faculty appointment
3. Start a university karate club

I fully expect this to be a major challenge to do in my first year of trying, but here goes nothing!


Best of luck on the tenure-track job! I'm not sure what the market looks like in your field of study, but things are pretty flooded for mathematicians.


Thanks Singularity!

Right now it's seeming like even the small biology tenure track jobs are getting at least 150 applicants each. For that reason when I only made the short list for 1 of 10 jobs I applied to last year, I wasn't super surprised. I'm trying to get some manuscripts out and at least double my number of applications in 2019 to boost my chances. In the past week I've applied to 5 more positions, and I plan to submit two more applications today. Fingers crossed! One day at a time I guess.

It would be really great to start my own university club too. Undergrads are my favorite group to train. Unlike little kids, every single one of them wants to be there and is ready to go at the beginning of class. Many students are also looking for the community and friendship that a dojo can offer. It can be an outlet for the stress university or graduate life puts on people. It's nice to have a place to diffuse all of that. I have many fond memories and lasting friendships from my college karate club(s). It'd be great to be able to start that somewhere new. I'd love to give more people a chance to experience this.


Well, I landed a tenure-track job at a community college 5 years ago (it took 2 years of applying.) Since then, I've been on a couple search committees. Feel free to PM me if you'd like some advice!
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Shizentai
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
Well, I landed a tenure-track job at a community college 5 years ago (it took 2 years of applying.) Since then, I've been on a couple search committees. Feel free to PM me if you'd like some advice!


I will do just that! Thank you!
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mazzybear
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Joined: 30 Oct 2013
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Location: Scotland.
Styles: Wado Kai

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are pretty simple:

1. Start eating properly again, I've slipped somewhat recently.
2. Finish college and start the training toward Nidan.

Nothing too exciting, just simple and attainable!


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twistkick kid
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Joined: 12 Jun 2009
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Location: San Diego, CA
Styles: Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin Kempo

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things for me to work on in 2019

1) Better work/life balance
2)Pay off new to me car and another 1/3 of remaining balance on student loans
3) build my savings acct back up
4) Meet with an instructor from one of our sister schools to discuss what it would mean for me to be a part of his staff
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Wayofaswede
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Joined: 16 Jan 2017
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Location: Sweden
Styles: Shukokai Shito Ryu, Goju Ryu, Aikido (Aikikai), Judo, Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MA resolutions for 2019:

1. Keep doing at least one kata every day (probably will stick with Go ho no Uke)

2. Train strength/kihon/kata solo or in club dojo at least two-three times/week

3. Take the 4th kyu exam

4. Keep studying MA through various media and applying the new knowledge
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ashworth
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Joined: 13 Nov 2006
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Location: UK
Styles: Kankoko No Ryu, shotokan, IJR Karate, Iaido

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have made a fair few goals for this year, but my main martial art ones are:

-At least think about 4th Dan.
-Spend more time on kobudo and hopefully grade a couple of times (Recently started kobudo officially toward the end of last year...)
-Take a more in depth look at bunkai of the more advance kata and teach more bunkai related content in classes
-Possibly start a kids class.
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally my new year resolution is working great, hoping to stick to it.

Was wondering how every one else is doing on their resolutions in the first few tentative new weeks of this year?

Stick to your goal, in remembering that easy and failure are not options.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love this annual thread. Thank you for sharing, everyone!

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Whisky147
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Joined: 17 Jan 2017
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Styles: Kickboxing, BJJ

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far so good for me...

Martial Arts related resolution:
*Get back into Kickboxing - DONE!
*Try out Jiu Jitsu - DONE!

Non Martial Arts related:
*Read more, at least 1 book a month - First one done!
*Improve my cooking skills! erm...getting there slowly haha
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