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Nana Korobi Ya Oki

posted Jun 19, 2009, 10:53 AM by Robert Collins II
"Nana Korobi Ya Oki" Fall down seven times, Get up Eight.
Many times in our journey we will fail or struggle to accomplish what is asked of us. It is at these times that we must push forward and "Get up"; we must rise again and keep trying. We might fail several times but if we always get up one more time, we will eventually come out the victor. As a student of the martial arts, you have undoubtedly struggled with your journey. Be it with a new concept that appears just too hard, or with a concept that you just can't seem to grasp. But you are not alone, I have struggled and will continue to do so, and so have your teachers and their teachers. This really is one of the big secrets of the great martial artists, they just don't give up. Every time they fall or fail, the rise again and keep trying. Remember this and you are well on your way in your journey. Good luck!