How many times have your friends in the martial arts said, “I don’t know why more people don’t study the martial arts”? Well, I can answer that question. The perception is that it is something special and not everyone can do it. In fact, it is just the opposite. Working towards Black Belt takes discipline, but this is a learned skill and anyone can do it.
While we want every Black Belt to feel special because of the effort and dedication they have put in, we also want them to make their friends believe that they can do it too. It is an amazing accomplishment for those that put the work in. But, just like anything else important in life, if you want to do it, you can reach this goal.