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Eh, Not So Good

This is a story.

A Karate instructor visited a great Karate master to observe the kata of the master's top student. The student performed each of the kata of the ryuha flawlessly. The visiting instructor sat and watched in awe. After the student completed the kata, the visiting instructor proclaimed, "That was the most magnificent performance of kata I have ever seen in my life!"

"Eh," replied the master, "It was not so good -- his character is better."

No matter how skilled we may become at the techniques of Karate, our character should always be better.


Charles C. Goodin