August 27, 2021

Here is a short story written by one of our students for a school assignment.  Thank you to Klaudia for letting us share this piece with everyone.

My Inspirations

Sweat dripping pain as I am struggling to succeed;  a challenge like 50 push up’s in a row, with perfect position from head to toe.

Hearts beating rapidly, fatigue in my arms, pressure on my mind, a tonne of weight on my back, feels like I’m about to collapse flat on the floor and fail every time.

As I do this my Sensei Martin and Sensei Sandra tells me that, no matter what it is or how hard it is; just believe that you can do it and you can accomplish anything in life. 

So every time I face a new challenge I think of what they say and it gets me through the day, and it’s not just in the dojo it’s everywhere I go.

On tournament day the pressure is on.  Nerves going through my veins and I walk on stage watching the judges watch every move; as I perform the kata that I choose.

Before my turn is up my sensei’s say to me;  you will do well Klaudia, just keep your head up and stay focused.  Remember your strength, and that you can do anything you put your mind to.  After I perform, I walk away with a trophy in my hand and a proud smile on my face, and it’s all thanks to them.

It is a big step up from white belt to purple belt, where I am now.  There is so much you have to concentrate on all at the same time.  To grade you have to concentrate on things like; your target, posture, eye focus, stance, positioning, balance, speed, strength and sequence.  Thanks to my sensei’s I am where I am now and they have helped me achieve all my goals.

My sensei’s are very great;  they inspire me from week to week.  They pick me up when I am down.  They talk me through a clouded mind.  They give me strength when I am weak.  My sensei’s are the best!

By Klaudia

At the time of re-posting this piece, Klaudia is 2nd Degree Black Belt.

About the author 

Sandra & Martin Phillips

Co-Founders of Karate 4 Life Online (established 2020) & Sunshine Coast Karate (established 2000). Martin Phillips, 5th Dan, Shihan (Master Instructor). Sandra Phillips, 5th Dan, Shihan (Master Instructor).

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