Learning Karate made a HUGE Difference!
I was in a wrestling class once, and this one guy got pissed off. I don’t recall why, some sort of frustration. He was a big guy, won a lot, but suddenly he was mad and shouting, and I, silly fool, said, “Relax, there’s no fight here.”
“And I’m going to beat the **** out of you once I finish with him!” He was staring at me and almost foaming at the mouth.
Well, the coach put him up against the wall, talked into his fight, and he never bothered me. But he used to glare at me all the time. Really wanted to mess with me.
Then I start karate. Studied hard. Became an instructor. And one day this wrestling class bully boy walks into the dojo.
Interestingly, he had started karate at another school. And, there was no glare in his eyes.
One, he had had the hate weaned out of him.
Two, one look at me and he knew there was no victim.
There was still some anger in him, he wouldn’t talk to me. Buthe wouldn’t mess with me, and I didn’t need any high school wrestling coach to put him up the wall and put a bit of fear in him.
That’s Karate for you. It works you out so hard you get over the anger. You get on the mat and realize that you have no reason to be scared, or bullyish, or whatever.
I always chuckle when I hear about people and guns and the old Colt ‘Equalizer.’ It was a gun that made all people equal…anybody could pick it up and be deadly.
Well, anybody can pick up karate and be deadly. But, they might find out that they have more friends than enemies.
I mean, it’s all in the mind, whether we be bullies and problems, or be liked and have friends. It’s all in the mind, and the mind can be changed by learning karate.