I believe in strength. I believe in the strength to push myself to stand up to those who doubt me. I will not let others take advantage of me. I will not allow myself to be trampled by others. If I am treated negatively I will let the other person know that I am not someone that can be taken advantage of. I speak up when I am doubted or I am treated in a negative way, because I believe in the strength of the mind. I believe in the strength to get back up after being pushed down. When I am treated in a negative way, I use the strength of my mind to prove others wrong by positive thought. I believe in physical strength. I believe that the power of the body can lead me to accomplish many things that I never thought I would be able to.
The first time I ever fought was with Shayla and she is the only one who has ever made me cry in karate. For my first fighting class, my dad had bought me a helmet shield, afraid that I would get hurt. Ironically, the helmet shield hurt me more than it did protect me. When I fought with Shayla, she had punched me in the head and my helmet shield became loose hitting me in the chest every time she punched me. It hurt so much. I cried and got bruises all over my chest. This made me afraid of fighting. A few years later when I was a blue belt, my dad had accidentally signed me up for fighting at the tournament. Since he had already paid for it, he made me go fight. This was my first tournament, my first time fighting in since Shayla fought me, and I was terrified. As I sat down around the ring waiting for my turn, I saw one girl was beating everyone in the division. She had the fanciest kicks and the fastest movements. She even made three girls cry and I was knew I didn't want fight her, but ultimately I was chosen to be her last competitor. I was actually surprised at how well I did, but without Sensei Jose's help, I wouldn't have been able to beat her. For the first few minutes, I was kicked in the face a couple of times but then someway, somehow I scored a point by side kicking her, nothing fancy. I did that a couple of times, and then all of a sudden I was in the lead. I was winning.
Through my life I’ve had many special accomplishments, but the one that meant the most to me was the time when I got my second degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. I currently am a second degree black belt with 8 years of consistent training. My journey through this experience was not at all easy. In fact, I had to go through much dedication, time, and sacrifice. My training involved me going to practice 4 days a week, not including tournaments, weekend practices, and times when I went to practice when I wasn’t required to. All this training prepared me for tests that I had to earn in order to get my next belt; many people have failed, but I’ve never failed a single test. In my preparation for becoming a second degree, I’ve also had to assist
Lisauri Almanzar My opponent is my teacher and my ego is my enemy. During the beginning of 9th grade I had always wanted to get a membership at a gym and so happen that my cousin started working at this new gym called UFC, she invited me to check it out. Monday in the afternoon, I went to the gym and from the moment I first stepped foot in that gym I loved the vibe there. Everybody pleasantly welcomed me. I first started taking DUT (Daily Ultimate Training) classes which worked more on strength and conditioning. Then several different classes, however the one class that caught my attention the most was the Brazilian jiu-jitsu class. Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique
Verbal Judo is a 138 page book, written by George J. Thompson, Ph. D. and was published in March 2004. It is classified as a nonfiction, personal growth, self help and communication genre. Verbal Judo is based on the art of words and how to utilize them in various situations, in everyday life. The following three chapters left an impression on me; chapter two: The Language of Guidance, chapter four: The Language of Persuasion and chapter eight: The Language of Enforcement. They remained me of situations that have occurred in my own personal life, while I was growing up. This book has opened my eyes to think and solve problems from a different perspective then I would have done so before reading it.
I have been told that I am quite knowledgeable in many areas of life and through the employment opportunities I had prior to studying here at York University, has amplified me to that upper class. In April 2005, I graduated from Seneca College from the Civil Engineering Technology Building Co-op Diploma program and found work in the field of civil engineering with professional experience both in the public and private sector in the area of land development for 6 or 7 years. So, that is how I used to walk and talk like, just like a civil engineering technologist. I was also told that I walk like a martial artist numerous times, one of who is my best friend, Edison who stated that people who take kickboxing, taekwondo or any other related kicking martial art have a tendency to walk with a stride that is very wide and the feet are far apart from each other, and he stated that I walk in that manner just like Jean Claude Van Damme does to. I am actually a black belt in taekwondo and a blue shorts in kickboxing. I was also told that I am an extremely good dancer as it is one of my favourite hobbies. Ban Wang, one of who were my past friend, stated actually and sincerely that I dance better then Elvis Presley. These are all reasons why I am pursuing Kinesiology at York University right now and probably will do a Business Minor, so that I can
I started at a young age to begin my training for a black belt. It was a way for my parents to be sure I could protect myself from harm or danger. I spent my nights after school training to compete and reach the next belt. Months turned into years
Embodying Martial Behaviour in the Eighteenth Century, by Joanne Bailey explores the symbolic and functional attitudes regarding the body. Bailey highlights both the enduring and evolving gender stereotypes that permeated European society beginning in the late 17th century extending into the 19th century. In addition, Bailey identifies the association between gender differences and the effect it had on societies perception of crimes of physical abuse. Throughout the 18th and 19th century the body was at the apex of martial balance of power. The body was utilized to express both love and hate in a marriage. The body was a symbol of devotion and worship to one’s partner in matrimony. However, the body was and still remains a weapon for violence.
My head lay flat on the floor. I sat dazed for just a few seconds, though it seemed like an eternity. My eyes fell back into focus, as did my mind. I realized what had just happened. I sprung up with a huge grin on my face and tears welling up in the corners of my eyes. I had broken the necessary boards to pass my test. I shook off the feeling of pain when I fell on the ground, all that mattered was that the training had been worth it. I was officially a Black Belt. At that very moment, I believed that my previous failure had no impact on my bright future.
Griffin stated a couple of similarities between the two throughout the essay. He talked about how both karate and kung fu are each an umbrella term for a variety of different fighting variations. In addition, he also said that both fighting styles promote more than just physical development. Lastly,
“The first bricks laid are more important than the last.” This anonymous quote has been a miniature motivation patch on my Brazilian jiu-jitsu gi for the past two years. Toxic thoughts in my body and mind has been minimized and my career has been on tracked ever since I started jiu-jitsu. The bonds I have with my friends and family is more powerful than ever than the time I anxiously made the choice to step on the mat.
I’d like to begin by saying that I don’t believe the “survival mode” and “growth mode” presented by Sonya Sohn is a clear-cut dichotomy. Instead, I believe that you can exist in both states simultaneously, albeit to varying degrees. This is something I’ll further expound upon in subsequent paragraphs. I’ve
While I enjoy participating in various hobbies, one of the hobbies I’ve found the most meaningful is an activity I’ve taken up more recently, Jiu-Jitsu. I’d started Jiu-Jitsu around the August of 2016. My father had encouraged me to try out my first lesson as it would help me learn self-defense and respect. There was a place advertising for a free first class, Tracy's Karate. I participated in my first lesson in the first week of August. The senseis (teachers) and other students there were all so helpful, supportive and respectful. I’d known almost instantly I wanted to sign up. Several months into attending classes weekly, my practice paid off and I was promoted a belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Currently, I am still attending classes and hope to do so
Meet Clumsy Ninja, one of the most unlucky ninja ever before to charm a touchscreen! Train him, throw him, please him, as well as affix inflatables to him. All that you do will certainly make Clumsy Ninja much more able, and also assist him uncover his missing out on buddy Kira. Awkward
But, that doesn’t change the fact that I 'm one of the three most experienced members on that team when it comes to course directions, techniques, and pitfalls to avoid. But my admittedly disappointing fitness level means that I get a lot of sass from the freshmen and sophomores I’m trying to teach. They challenge my knowledge base and ability to teach them skills I 've mastered because of my unrelated fitness level. But every day I go back and I challenge their beliefs; I get on my rollerskis and show them how my balance, technique, and form are not at all related to my 5k times. I’m not afraid of their judgement or scorn and instead to go and I actively show through my actions that I 'm not afraid to prove myself to them. I know what I can and cannot and that’s all I need to confidently advise and correct them while they learn. I’m not afraid to teach a doubting mind and I 'm not afraid of being challenged where I work. I’m fearless, and that’s something every community needs.