weeks TOTW is submitted by Sensei Rob Neff, Shihan
of the Bay Ridge Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Dojo.
the Direction of Hanshi Robert Scaglione
Yourself to a Higher Standard
shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei and fellow Deshi,
our opponent when doing kata. As a white belt and kyu rank
imagined myself as the person I was fighting with ease.
As I have
progressed in karate this has become more difficult for
me. Im not sure
why. When doing kata you should imagine your opponent as
a carbon copy of
in life we can be our own worst opponent, or our biggest
is especially true off the deck. We often speak of training
for a crisis.
How would you react in the best of times? How about the
worst of times?
Assess yourself when given these opportunities. If you did
a poor job
its easy to know what you need to work on. In fact
someone is probably
telling you. If you did a good job still ask your self what
have done better. Even if you did a great job; what could
improved on? There is always something to improve.
learn from the real life situations that test you. When
has settled review the experience and gain from it. Be prepared
to do a
better job the next time!!!
Sensei Neff, Yon-Dan
Bay Ridge Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA