Thursday, September 9, 2010

Skilled and unskilled

Last night as I was watching my Sensei do Kata - and explaining why it was the single most important aspect of Karate. I realized how unskilled I was. The perfection of his movement. The minimal effort required to get the maximum effect. The combination of grace and power. At first it was depressing - how far I had to go. But then I realized if I had not already come a very long way, I wouldn't be able to see in him what I was doing wrong.

This is how I feel when I watch Gordon Brown Kayak.