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Power of Perseverance

Arthur Roy

I was fascinated by movie style spinning hook kick and counter block and counter attack of this lightning fast kick. Swept away by studies, careers and family circumstances, I could not fulfill this dream until I was 36. When I felt physically weak, tired and low on stamina & immunity I felt my good old days are over and saw my fascination slowly slipping away. Armed with motivation, perseverance, determination, burning desire and discipline, I decided to get any martial arts training that would keep me physically fit, mentally balanced and boost my confidence level to its highest possible level.

After taking few Taekwondo classes from Master Lagowski, I felt inspired and motivated to continue since I felt significant slim in my body weight, prolonged attention without any distractions and undisturbed deep sleep. Warm up, Yoga, stretch and cardio workout regimen gave me a pilot physical program that I can do anywhere and anytime and practice for lifelong. When I learnt to use opponent's attacking force against him by deflecting it, I could connect the scientific correlation between martial arts and physics and I realized with little power and using proper technique any physical challenge can be faced one on one and can use opponent's own force to attack him. Different poomse styles taught me different positions of attach with little effort and achieve maximum destruction to opponent. Grand Master James Park's boot camp style exercise made me to feel saltiness of my sweat on my eyes for first time. His perseverance in trying to achieve perfectness n every kick gave a kick in me. I have learnt several self-defense techniques that would help me to face any unexpected challenges. Sparring is an immense real life experience to practically apply different techniques. With balanced diet and intensive exercise regimen at Mu Do I am in a better shape than I want to be.

I cannot conclude without thanking Master Daniel Lee is teaching me more than 1000 times of each and every kick with patience and every possible example. The patience in getting perfectness out of every individual is a unique capability that I will use on other areas. Achieving black belt is just a beginning of my long journey that I will cherish forever.

Posted on 8/5/2013 at 03:08 AM , Edited on 8/13/2013 at 07:08 AM

Comments:

  1. Robert Gaut

    Excellent article, Mr. Arthur!