We attended class regularly, generally 2-3 times a week, for four years. We studied at home in preparation for her belt level tests by watching videos. We wrote out the kicking techniques on flashcards and she quizzed herself in the car as we did errands.
She never like to spar and we wouldn’t attend class on sparring night unless we’d missed class earlier in the week. Gradually, however, she became more comfortable … more confidant. She began to utilize her kicking techniques and to show more enthusiasm for this aspect of the sport. It certainly showed during her black belt test.