This might very well be a personal enquiry coming off a year that had very little formal martial training for me but I came away from our last board meeting encouraged to do some introspection about our System( and myself). Perhaps the better question to pose would be; “How would we know?” What metrics/benchmarks are in place both objective and subjective that inform us that we are indeed growing and evolving as a system? Obviously I dont have answers but I think this is a conversation that all Black Belts need to engage in. What do You’All think? Do you know the answers and I just am out of touch? If you have the answers let me know please-if not then you know what “they” say about “the unexamined life” and “evolve or die”!