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Outtakes

I have mentioned this before, but it is worth repeating. When you watch a DVD or video, you do not know how many times a scene was repeated to get it right. The final version looks perfect. But there may have been 10 or even 20 outtakes that you did not get to see.

Demonstrations usually look perfect because the demonstrator knows exactly when and how he will be attacked.

Real life is not so predictable and we do not get to delete the outtakes.

I watched a demonstration. The performer looked so great and strong! But when he walked of the stage, behind the curtain, he started panting for breath. The audience could not see this.

We are all human. It is easy for you to realize that you are human. But you also have to realize that all the "great" Karate experts and celebrities are also just as human. Don't let the gloss of rank, titles, or fame blind you. Karate is a skill attained through hard work, not a super power or magic.

If he or she can do it, so can you!

Respectfully,

Charles C. Goodin