Wednesday 7 April 2010

Training for time

I can’t believe that we are already a week into April! But as the saying goes “time goes fast when you're having fun.”

Between karate training and teaching, things often get blurred in my life. However, one thing that never changes is the clarity found in daily karate practice, something that anyone who seriously trains in traditional karate-do, will fully understand. I’ve always felt that time slows down in the dojo, especially when suffering from hard training, or working on an subtle technical aspect. Time seems to stop! This is one reason why I am so determined to practice every day of my life, without fail. The gains far outweigh any losses, especially when it comes to minutes, seconds and hours.

When your schedule is out of control, still make time to TRAIN! Don’t skip practice, but rather push yourself harder to go! Karate keiko will really slow down your clock and give you more energy for other things in your life. Osu!
© André Bertel, Japan 2010.

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