Shinjin Karate School of Keichu Ryu
720 S. Frontage Rd. #108, Nipomo, California
We offer martial arts and fitness classes for ages 5 - adult.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Resolve today: just do it

When I was in my teens, a pastor I knew was fond of saying, "Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny."

Today, join me in taking action on our resolutions and goals. Exercise today. Eat well today. Do a kind act today. Spend meaningful time with loved ones today. Sow an action. Sow it again tomorrow. Eventually, you will reap a habit...then a character...then a destiny.

In many ways, that is what martial arts training is all about. We spend each class sowing actions, whether it is working on specific techniques, bowing, lining up in order, sparring with a partner, working on self-defense, hitting the heavy bag, training kata, or whatever. Those actions eventually become habits. Our techniques, if trained well, become more effective, and become second nature. So does bowing and other forms of etiquette. And eventually those habits mold our characters. We become more disciplined, more respectful, more confident, more strong, more self-controlled. And our destiny becomes so much more, so much better, than it would have been otherwise.

So, for today, just do it. If you aren't one of our students already, sow the action of calling 805-931-0683 and registering for classes. Reap a lifetime of good habits, of stronger character, and of a great and wonderful destiny.

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