Hello fellow martial artists. My name is Rosa and I started the Krav Maga / Muay Thai class about a month ago, after not training for a few years. I can talk to you about all the wonderful things I’m learning , but instead and with your indulgence what I would like to talk to you about is the heart of a martial artist. I had forgotten that true martial artists are a rare breed. I was reminded of that the first day I took class.
My first class turned out to be a stripe day class. Not sure if I would have shown up if I had known. It was a fast paced class. Here is where I was reminded of the heart of a martial artist. I was struggling a little with some of the exercises we had to do and the young woman whom I was paired with help me and encourage me to do better. What I heard from her was “come on you can do it, give me one more”. Now here was a woman who didn’t even know me but yet was encouraging me to keep going. And that’s what I mean by the heart of a martial artist. From the lowest belt to the highest belt you will always be encouraged and helped to give more when you think you have nothing more to give. A martial artist will pat you in the back when you have gone the extra mile and will pick you up and help you go that extra mile if you can’t do it on your own.
I had lost myself for a little while, but little by little in class I am finding the woman I use to be. Martial Arts: the one thing in this world that hasn’t disappointed me.
Heart: that’s what part of martial arts is all about. It’s hard to succeed in martial arts if you don’t have the heart.
Thanks for reading.