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