Do you remember your very first Karate class? I don’t. (Hey, I was like 2 years old!) Do you remember that feeling of putting your white belt on for th
My favorites are:
3. If you have never been angry with your sensei, you have probably not been training long enough.
9.Make a mental note to slow down. The depths of Karate are best discovered, and subsequently enjoyed, at a more sophisticated pace.
14.Modern Karate is increasingly geared toward competition — rip each other’s throats out, survival of the fittest, blah blah. Try the opposite though, and you might just discover a new kind of joy. Competition is very rarely as useful as cooperation – both in Karate and life.
18. What other people think of your Karate is none of your business. A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.
It’s all about passing on the knowledge.
The one thing I took for granted about this school is that it operates at a low profit, which to me is very sincere. Karate 1st. Business 2nd.
It’s never too late to return to the martial arts after taking time off. Push through the barriers that keep you from training. It may take a few classes to get back into the routine, but don’t quit just because you had to take a break. Don’t compare yourself to others who may have passed you in rank. Karate is often a singular journey, and the only person you must compete with is yourself.
that’s my life! ;)
So this is very un…shotokan-like.
Part of Dojo kun is SEEK PERFECTION OF CHARACTER and RESPECT OTHERS
but gotta be honest with y’all
I’m feeling quite petty and smug about this;
I wrote way back about people training in Shotokan who didn’t take it seriously, and were making it hard for others…