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Below is an excerpt from a post a Shinseidokan Dojo blog. The full post may be read here.
Here's the kind of strength I admire in karate. It's the strength shown
when you really don't want to practice but you practice anyway. When
life hits you so hard you can hardly keep it all together, but you still
go to the dojo. When your teacher proves to be a god with feet of clay,
and, having thanked him or her for their help, you move on. When you
live up to your commitments, when you teach yourself the difference
between a reason and an excuse, when you stop wanting, give more than
you take, and last but by no means least, when you accept yourself for
who you are, warts and all. Budo is not about combative strength, it's
about balanced living. I read something recently that captured the
essence of the strength I believe karateka should display.
"The awareness of our own strength, makes us modest..."