Last Wednesday, our first brave tester was Dave, testing for 6th Kyu. After a very trying day personally, Dave could have easily postponed the test — yet he endured. Did it affect his performance? Yes, it did. It was a battle to leave the challenges of the day outside the dojo, but Dave was up to the challenge and ultimately persevered. He passed! Congratulations, Dave!
This week brings more testing — two tests on Monday and two on Wednesday. Everyone has worked very hard to get to this point. It’s time to leave it all on the mat. No matter the outcome, the time devoted is never wasted. Gambatte ne, everyone!
“Failure isn't bad if it doesn't attack the heart. Success is all right if it doesn't go to the head.”
― Grantland Rice