November 3rd, 2013
From Kyoshi Mackay, Hombu Dojo
is a Habit
to Hanshis thoughts on Consistent Training
in the Fall 2013 Newsletter, Aristotle once said: "We
are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act,
but a habit." In other words, forget about the 15 minutes
of fame. Instead focus on the 15 minutes you spend every
day before or after work doing repetitions of one kata.
Focus on all 15 repetitions of each basic technique you
perform in every class, not just the first, last or tenth.
Don't worry about reaching perfection or breaking a sweat.
Those will happen by themselves. Worry instead about missing
one of your four regular weekly classes.
Domo arigato gozaimasu, Hanshi, for incorporating Aristotles philosophy into Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu USA, and the paradox that excellence through consistent training can lift us out of our ruts.
Mackay, Hombu Dojo