|Rob, about to set off home after Sunday morning training.|
Had Rob turned up with ten of his closest friends and training buddies, I doubt he would have discovered much over the weekend that was of any use to him; and certainly, I would have had less of an opportunity to help him look in the right direction. So, for me, overcoming the apprehension connected with being a 'stranger in a strange land', is a necessary element of discovering your true nature. How different Rob's approach to karate is compared to the, fly-in fly-out, holiday makers visiting Okinawa (and now the JKA in Tokyo), and how sad that some of you reading this will have already taken the easy route, the path of comfort and convenience that is proving so popular these days.
|Karate has always been a solo activity sometimes done in the company of others|
It was a pleasure to have him visit to dojo and to share a little training...