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What Karate Has Meant to Me…

I wanted to share the Black Belt essay from Mr. Joshua Gober … as he explains what Karate has meant to him

Karate has meant a lot to me and has taught me so much.

I’ve tried other sports in the past, but just didn’t like practicing them.  With karate I like to go to class, practice, and it teaches me new skills.

Karate has also taught me life skills.  Respect has taught me to be more respectful by the things I do.  Discipline has taught me to do what I’m supposed to do when I’m supposed to do it.  Like doing chores when I have to and to focus on what I’m supposed to be doing.  Self-esteem has given me more confidence.

Karate has taught me how to defend myself for the most part, with all these cool moves and weapons.  It has taught me so much while having fun at the same time.  I know that this is the one thing I will stick with.  Overall it has made me a well rounded person.

Thanks for a Great Essay Mr. Gober!!

You got exactly out definition of DISCIPLINE! “…do what I’m supposed to do when I’m supposed to do it!” – Keep that up for life!






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