March 3rd, 2014

As I continue to write about the benefits of martial arts training, I would like to share some thoughts with you about this Sunday's six hour first degree black belt testing.

Testers ranged in age from 9 years old to students in their 50's. All of these highly trained students were fit and focused. Each one executed at least 100 push ups and at least 100 leg lifts, some doing many more. Not being afraid to fail was not an issue because after many years of intense training they all realized that they have learned more from their mistakes than they have from their victories. They also knew that life and true martial arts training begins outside of your comfort zone. I could not have been more proud watching each one of these special individuals push themselves past their limits and improve their capacity for learning. Congratulations to all!

Karate training is training for life
See you in class

Shihan Jim