Another Black Belt essay! This time from Mr. Mason Millsap… as he explains what Karate has meant to him…
Karate has affected me in three different ways: eye contact, confidence, and attitude. First, when I talk to others, I use more eye contact. This is true when talking to my parents. It is also true when I am talking to other adults and my friends. Second, I have more confidence when I talk in front of large groups. For example, at the end of each semester, I have to show what I learned at school in a presentation. I am more comfortable doing this now. It doesn’t bother me as much as now to have people watch me. Third, my experience in karate has affected my attitude in several ways. I want to argue less with my sibling and I try to be more generous towards them. Overall, karate has affected me in more ways than I expected!
Thanks for a Great Essay Mr. Milsap!!
I really love how you recognized how you can now present and perform in public. That’s the number one fear in America (people are more afraid of speaking in public than they are dying!) – but not for you!
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