- Sep 21, 2005
- Reaction score
- San Francisco
Would you be able to post a video of you doing a kata, to the best of your ability? It might give us a sense of just where you are in this.If it isn't a quick answer, I assume it's a several-year answer. The only problem is that I only have a limited amount of years left (I'd say roughly 80), and I've already used about 7 of them. I have seen dozens of people come into the dojo and start doing kata better than me after mere months, some of them extremely out-of-shape. I can tell that this problem is not an overarching physical or mental issue but something else that I am simply not getting.
What is the secret?
I’ve trained in a number of systems since I began in 1984. Some of the instruction I have received was of higher quality than others. I’ve definitely spent years working on things that I later discarded in favor of something better. Even that which was sub-optimal was beneficial, even if it just gave me perspective on how to evaluate good and poor choices for me. So don’t worry about the “time wasted”. It wasn’t wasted. It’s all good and we just try to be better where we can.