Another lesson from the Grand Canyon
If you have every been to the Grand Canyon you know what I mean when I say it’s majesty is awesome!
BUT…did you know only 1% of visitors to the canyon go BELOW the rim.
Most stand and look out into the abyss and marvel at its immensity and grandeur.
Nothing wrong with that…it is spectacular!
BUT…I have been below the rim 3 times…all the way to the bottom and I can tell you,
while the views at the rim are incredible…NOTHING compares to getting in the canyon!
You end up seeing things you cannot see standing on the rim.
I think the same holds for martial arts training….
so many people stand “on the edge” looking at the martial artist and marvel
at the way they move with grace and power. I know…I did the same thing!
I looked with envy at how they moved with speed and intensity!
BUT…I didn’t just let it end there.
I crossed the threshold of the dojo door and got on the mat and I can tell you that
NOTHING COMPARES to putting on a gi, bowing into class and learning how to move that way.
You end up learning things you cannot get standing on the outside looking in.
Don’t envy the martial artist…BECOME ONE!!!