Copyright 2003 ?Damian Ross is the owner of Zenshin and instructor of Tekkenryu jujutsu and Kodokan Judo. An idea, like finding the perfect cherry blossom or the perfect cheese steak; the one shot, one kill can be translated any number of ways.I was talking to a parent recently and they told me that their son was not going to compete in wrestling because they were afraid they would get frustrated when he lost.
The parent felt the child was far too sensitive to handle the frustration of failure and may get 'burnt out'. Below are is a list of some of his title ranksYodan (fourth degree black belt) Tekkenryu Jujutsu under Carl CestariShodan (First degree black belt) Kodokan Judo under Yoshisada YonezukaVarsity Wrestling Lehigh University under Thad Turner2nd Degree Rubber Conveyor Belts Suppliers Tae Kwon Do.
Just like that child, you will look to back away and quit because that's what you were taught. It's frustrating, it doesn't look aesthetically pleasing; it's moments of frustration highlighted by some good or bad luck. If you have ever been in a situation where you had to survive, hardly anything goes smoothly- save the one punch knock out. Where a lot of tradition type martial artists fail is that they expect that perfect reverse punch to hit its target EVERY TIME. Please note: according to my Dad "luck" is where preparation meets opportunity. As in life: "what you want and what you got, aren't exactly the same thing.Life is trainingHow does this pertain to you and why the hell am I brining it up? The segue's here: when you train, you want to look good.
Again, the Japanese language is comprised of a lot of synonyms. What parent doesn't? It's obvious this parent I mentioned loves their child, but that's not the issue. It could mean, when you get the opportunity- make it count!In your training you need to replicate the frustration when you train. Sensei Ross continues his study of Judo under the direction of 8th degree black belt Yoshisada Yonezuka and Tekkenryu Jujutsu under it's founder, Carl Cestari.