I sometimes wonder why martial art students give up in big numbers.

Although there is a long list of “good” reasons” to do so, it is very┬ásignificant that in the martial arts the amount of people they give up at some point is different to any other field. I believe this is because it is something very special to follow this goal towards a black belt. Or just learn good self discipline and good self defence skills.

In our local school Ichinen Bridport it is very much the same. People come and go. I believe only those they some kind “chosen” stay and continue training.

(Photo taken by Grandmaster Horst D. Lindenau near N.Y city / USA)