I'm not quite ready to test for 1st dan yet. I have a number of things to sort out both mentally and physically first.
One is my fitness and general toughness, or lack thereof. My next test is not for 1st dan, although I'm not that far off. But I don't want to struggle through it. So I want to train for 1st dan now.
I don't mean in terms of techniques. I know that's just a case of continuous improvement through diligent practice.
If folks here were testing me for 1st dan, what kind of things would be in the general physical part of the test please? Or in particular, if you were asked by a student for a set of targets to work towards outside of class time, what kind of things would you say?