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A Lifelong Progression

This new year, I am reminded of something that my friend, Sensei Pat Nakata, often said:  There is a difference between practicing Karate for thirty years, and practicing Karate for one year, thirty times.

Karate training should not be doing the same thing, the same way, over and over, year after year, decade after decade.  Karate training should be a lifelong progression.

And I am also reminded of something Sensei Katsuhiko Shinzato often said.  He does not like to be seen in internet videos because he tries to improve each day.  Something he did yesterday will not look or feel right today, nor will what he is doing today look or feel right tomorrow.

Karate training should be a lifelong progression.  We should strive to improve each day.


Charles C. Goodin