The Kick and the "Do" or Way of the Martial Arts

The kick taught me a bit about the meaning of the way, "do". It was a small change in the way I kicked that made the difference. I was not enjoying from the result, I was not enjoying from the performance. When I realized that I was doing it the wrong way and accepted that I had to change it, I started to enjoy from both, the technique or way and the result. This taught me about life. If I am not enjoying from the way I am doing something, I can dare and try to change the way. It may be a big or a very small change that makes the whole difference. I learned to be more flexible, I learned not to be attached to rigid schemes, I learned to give up things I am passionate for if the way towards them does not satisfy me enough. I started to enjoy from the way I do things, the best I can, and accept the outcome as it is. I could not understand what "do" means before that. For me this is one of its meaning. I couldn't understand it from reading or listening. I wanted to understand it deeply. I had to feel it. I felt it practicing.

Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein, April 2006 (Dorita is currently a yellow-belt in Tae Kwon Do and has trained with us for at least 6 months, she has also trained in Sun Kwan Moo in Israel)

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