Saturday, February 08, 2014
Why? What do I mean?
Your martial arts training life is like a box - when you start it is EMPTY.
Over time, you fill it with hopes, dreams, accomplishments, achievements. You put all the hard work into it, and that hard work becomes treasure that you can then cherish and use. It becomes VALUABLE.
Of course, the reverse is also true. If you do not take care to fill your box with these treasured memories and experiences, when you look in the box it will still be empty, with nothing you can draw from it, and no value for you to use. It is then that you will end up disappointed and feeling empty too.
I raise this example because as much as it is the responsibility of the teacher and fellow students to provide a safe, engaging, and positive environment for you (the dojo), it is EVERYONE'S own responsibility to be at training, to give 100% to the teacher and each other, and to allow the natural bonds of friendship and fellowship to develop. You can't win if you don't play.
Please consider the above, and think about the promise you have to yourself and to each other.
Be there for each other and share in the treasure we have created. Our Treasure Box is Full.
See you soon!