Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I just read a neat article about Willie Nelson getting promoted to 5th dan / degree at age 81. Awesome for him. So many martial artists were ranting about how many years it took them for various ranks, as if that lessened his achievement. Others criticized his style because of it's relatively recent formation. Still others bragged about which national origin of a style required how many years to advance. Ha!! I used to be one of those silly people. They are trapped in their own investment, ego, and often a worship of their own styles and teachers and no understanding or learning from others. Please my friends, train and learn, just keep working and let the warrior spirit and solid skills be cultivated through sincere effort.