Last Sunday, after a few belts in Karate, I have received blue belt in Karate. I have been learning martial arts (Karate) for around 2 years now. It has been a beautiful experience so far. My aim is to get Black belt. But it is not all that, I want to achieve the level of this art that enables me to feel powerful inside out.
Karate has infused me with a lot of confidence. I feel confident when I walk the lane with my white cane. I feel confident when I practice karate in a fairly filled stadium ground. People ask me why you are so mad about Karate, I answer, “It is an attitude I want to wear to the fullest.” I don’t want to fight in the karate fights for clenching medals or positions; I want that satisfaction that comes from within. The smile I get after experiencing every extra inch of stretching makes my day! And if you are thinking that Karate is so not Girly then you need to wake up and smell the coffee.
I am sure I would get a black belt in coming future, but I seek the enjoyment of power. Karate for me is not to harm anyone, it is to defend and feel strong. Maybe eyesight is blurry but the vision is crystal clear. Be it ‘kata’ or ‘Kicks, punches or blocks I want to learn as much as I can. I am a learner and I will always be. I share a bond with Karate that gives me a feeling of fulfilment. The body aches and sprains are the complements my body gives me. Whenever I feel pain in my legs after a heavy stretching or tiresome morning session; I feel happy. Pain drains me at times but the pleasure of pain is matchless.
I admit that I am able to give only an hour or so in the morning to karate. I have a job to do afterwards, shows to record, and many other tasks to do in a day but still some sort of Karate practice is always better than nothing. In a hectic life, stealing some time for Karate is the best gift I can give to myself. And yes, who says a visually challenged woman cannot learn, love and live Karate?
What do you say about my love, passion and discipline for Karate? I would love to hear!