I didn’t get enough better in 2015.
I did some good stuff. (Among other things, Tom Givens’s Instructor Development Course was excellent.) I shot some good things here and there (won a couple of state-level IDPA matches, placed here and there in USPSA matches). And I got in some good practice and read and mulled over some good research regarding self-defense.
But my physical skills didn’t get enough better in 2015 because I didn’t practice the physical skills enough. Mental work—actually, I did some really good mental work through the year. Organized some thoughts on awareness and monitoring (those aren’t the same thing), read some research on predator behavior (both known-person and unknown-person), did some good internal work on reaction choices and consequences, came up with some good teachable moments regarding self-defense. Oh, and got my 5th degree black belt rank in Hapkido.
But my physical skills didn’t improve as much as I wanted for the year. Because I didn’t practice like I should have.