Life story: Lessons from martial arts teachers
A 10-year-old boy decided to learn judo even though his left arm was lost in a car accident. He studied judo with a Japanese martial artist.
Believing that he had studied diligently and progressively, he wondered why after three months of training, the teacher taught him only one martial art.
Finally, impatient, the boy asked the teacher:
– Teacher, can’t I not learn other martial arts?
– This is the only martial art that teaches me, and it is the only martial art that I need to learn.
Although he did not understand all the words of the teacher, but in the teacher, the boy continued to practice.
Months later, the master took him to a judo competition. The boy was surprised to find himself winning easily in the first two matches.
The third match was more difficult but after a while, the opponent lost his patience in the attacks, the boy skillfully used the stance and won. Still not surprised by his success, he confidently entered the final.
This time, his opponent was a taller student, big and stronger and more experienced. In the battle not long, the boy was repeatedly hit and completely overwhelmed by the enemy. At the end of the first half, afraid of the boy being injured, the referee signaled to end the game early but his teacher did not agree:
Let the boy continue. – Master’s request.
Immediately after the game began again, the opponent made a serious mistake: he despised his opponent and caught his guard. Immediately the boy used his unique martial arts to knock the opponent down and lock him on the floor.
The boy won the championship.
On the way home, the two teachers and students reviewed the fighting styles in each match.
At this time, the young boy mustered up the courage to say something haunting in his head for so long:
– Teacher, how can I become a champion with just such a martial art?
I won for two reasons. The teacher answered.
– The first reason you almost mastered one of the most dangerous and effective shots of this martial art. The second reason, the only way my opponent can break the martial art is to hold my left arm tightly.
– And I don’t have a left hand.
Sometimes, someone’s weak point becomes their strongest point. Having an advantage is a good thing, but being able to turn a defect into an advantage is even more a miracle. Believe in yourself, you can do it all!
“Turn adversity into an opportunity to help you achieve better things.” – Wille Jolley