Wednesday, 22 May 2013

How I thought it would be - and how it really is...

Group sanchin training under the watchful eye of Iha Koshin sensei, c1996
Like most who begin karate training, I started with a head full of dreams; dreams of what I was going to learn, and how exciting it would be to learn it.

There was a lot more of this stuff than I'd imagined there would be
Well...the lessons have come in many different forms, but they have all taught me something about myself. You could say, my understanding of karate has come about from the lessons I've been given, and my ability to learn from them (or not!). 

Regardless of where I stand with my karate today, I'm grateful for the education I've received.