Spiritual Content of Kata

Roy Kenneth Kamen

One Reached

• 12-01-2019 •


Fabio has a strong spirit and unlike many other students, he pays attention to instruction. Blessed with an athletic body and handsome face, Fabio has become a first-class student.

During punching practice I noticed Fabio stepping forward and extending his punching arm as well as his whole body way too far. I stood in front of him and moved his body and arm into the proper position. Looking into his eyes, standing inches from his face I whispered: “Fabio, you are tall, handsome, in great shape and are smart. You don’t have to reach. Just have confidence, stand tall. and be yourself. Be proud.”

He silently stared at me for a moment, and his eyes began to water.

I noticed that he has stopped reaching and has been standing a bit taller in class.

I am seeing changes in my charges.