|The late Higa Yuchoku sensei of the Kyudokan: testing a student|
Looking back to that time the physically demanding training, as tough as it was, was always the least of it for me. I was young, in my late twenties and my mind was "ready for it"....I was no athlete, but I was always ready to give all I had in training, and then to see how far my body could run on empty. In the end, that's what always stopped me. My attitude was still prepared to go further, do more...but my body would reach a point of exhaustion...and I would come to a halt.
|Me at 56 years old - c2011|
Authentic karate training is not easy, but then, only an idiot would think that it was. Authentic karate skill is not something that comes quickly, but then, only an idiot would think that it did. Authentic karate as a benchmark for life is not popular, but then, only a businessman would try to make it so.
|My kongoken weights 50 lbs (23 kg)|