Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
People begin their karate training for an assortment of reasons, ranging from “keeping fit” to being able
“to defend oneself’. One “goal” in karate training, although not the immediate perhaps, is to obtain your
Shodan (first Dan – black belt).
Why do people strive and battle for this symbolic reward? There are many arguments in the martial arts world which disagree with the traditional grading system. Why should a person submit themselves to such a system? Is it worth it, and in effect does it mean anything? Continue reading “The meaning of a Black Belt” →
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
How are you supposed to know what you can achieve if you QUIT?