Watching martial arts movies is not the same as stepping onto the mat and training in martial arts.
It’s easy to be the critic on the sidelines:
- “That was dumb – why did he do that? I would never do that.”
- “I could have won that fight.”
- “They suck.”
It’s a hell of a lot harder to step onto the mat, get hit often and fall down often.
However, every martial arts master starts as a white belt. Being a white belt means acknowledging that you don’t know anything and are going to make a lot of mistakes. Admitting that you don’t know anything and be willing to fail often is tough but perhaps a powerful way to be.