The “Master” I Want To Be

dirKbG9i9Things get better with time.
Things evolve.
It seems that is sometimes overlooked in Martial Arts.

To hear students talk about their teachers,
you would think devolution is taking placeā€¦
as if they have no chance of being better than their teachers.

But if Martial Arts are constantly evolving,
aren’t Martial Artists evolving, as well?
I think so.
I think the future of Martial Arts is more important than the past
which means I think the students are more important than the teachers.

It is the Master to be, not the Master that was or the Master that is that is the focus.

My teachers are my roots.
I am the trunk.
But my students are the branches.

They are what comes next.
It is my job to get them as good if not better than me
faster than it took me to get as good as I am.

If they want to teach,
It is my job to get them as good if not better than me
faster than it took me to get as good as I am.

If they want to start a school,
It is my job to help them get there
faster than it took me to get there.

The teacher who does these things for his (or her) students
I believe to be the true “Masters”
and the kind of “Master” I want to be.

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