I lay in my bed and look at my bruises and think about each one, where it came from, how I got it. I look at my bruises and I think to myself Shinkyokushin. Though my hands are hurt, my legs are weak and my body is sore I push through the training and ignore the pain and I think to myself Shinkyokushin. I come home and I ice my bruises and I stretch out my cramps and even though it hurts, It only hurts temporarily and I think to myself Shinkyokushin. When I train, my legs may be sore, my chest may be tender and my arms may be heavy but I don’t stop and I think to myself Shinkyokushin. People look at me and what I do, some call me crazy, some call me talented and even though I’m hurting I don’t let anyone know because I think to myself Shinkyokushin. Though there is still a long journey ahead and the training may be difficult I never give up, I think to myself Shinkyokushin. A warrior isn’t judged by his looks, how big he is, or how powerful he is. A warrior is determined by heart, will the next punch you receive make you drop or will you ignore it and punch back harder. A warrior is determined by the size of the fight you have and even though you might be the smallest guy in the Dojo fighting the biggest guy in the Dojo it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it matters if you decide to hit back or fall and give up. That’s what Shinkyokushin has taught me.
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