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The Personal Growth

Experiencing martial arts is like a magnifying glass to expose all human qualities, weaknesses & shortcomings. Through the Karate training, the practitioner gets a chance to recognize and work on them. This creates the opportunity to improve the practitioner's character. Human weakness can be categorized into two categories of flaws. Type 1 are outer weaknesses, and Type 2 are inner weaknesses.

"Category 1 is based on exaggerations of oneself  while category 2 is based on self-doubt".

The outer weaknesses lists behaviors such as:
  • Cravings
  • High Spirits & Haughtiness
  • Exhibitionism
  • Arrogance
  • Victoires Zeal
  • Inconsiderateness
  • Careerism
  • Unscrupulousness
  • Profiling addiction
  • Aggression
  • Delusion of grandeur
  • Over activity
  • constant risk-taking
  • Recklessness
  • Acting
  • The urge to constantly prove oneself
  • Lust
  • Destructive frenzy
  • Know-it-all manner
  • Machismo
  • Quarrelsomeness
  • Irresponsibility
The inner weaknesses of category 2 can lists behaviors such as:
  • Discouragement
  • Faintheartedness
  • Fear of failure
  • Helplessness
  • Disorientation
  • Distrust
  • Pessimism
  • Uncertainty
  • Standstill
  • Loss of control
  • Listlessness & Apathy
  • Laziness
  • Self-pity
  • Lack of spontaneity
  • Overly safety-conscious attitude
  • Wimpishness & softness
  • Lack of ability to handle conflicts
  • Resignation
  • Dependency‚Äč

Reducing or eliminating those weaknesses is essential since it is our insecurities that hold us back and we can only be as successful as our weakest link. Working out those weaknesses and insecurities is the true meaning of Budo - the fight with oneself. A Taitoku graduate walking the path of self-mastery will turn not only into an inspiration to his/her surroundings but will be able to lead through the strength of his/her character. The discipline, focus & virtues learned on this path will qualify the person to lead from the front creating followers. This eliminates the need to rely on a given authority or title. A true leader is born.


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