Thursday, May 13, 2010

AN INTERESTING STORY ABOUT LEARNING MARTIAL ARTS

A young boy traveled across the country to the school of a famous Sensei teaching martial arts.

When he arrived at the Dojo, he was greeted by the Sensei "What do you wish from me?"

"I wish to be your student and become the finest martial artist in the land" said the boy.

"How long must I study?"

"Ten years at least." The Sensei replied.

"Ten years is a long time." The boy said.

"What if I study twice as hard as all the other students?"

"Twenty years," replied the Sensei.

"Twenty years!" "But what if I practice day and night with all my effort?"

"Thirty years," the Sensei replied.

"Thirty years!"

"Why is it that each time I say I will practice harder, you say it will take longer"?

"The answer is clear," said the Sensei.

"When one eye is fixed on only the final destination, there is only one eye left with which to find the way."

[Source: The Martial Arts Institute of Sifu Erick Fallon, California, USA]

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