When one decides to become a deshi (student) of martial arts, one must establish a goal in order to be a productive member of society, respectful of others & train seriously for life. Without this goal, or affirmation, nearly all wander from the Budo path without achieving their potential. In fact, it is extremely rare for any martial artist to reach the level of nidan (2nd degree black belt) because of the lack of proper goal setting.
Ahhhh, what a lovely day. I woke to another warm day in Gilbert Arizona to find this Blog had won the SnippetFact.com Award for 'Martial Arts'. Domo Arigoto SnippetFact.com (どうもありがとう). It is our goal to educate the public about 'Traditional Martial Arts' whether pragmatic or esoteric.