We had a new student join the dojo this week. It is hard for new students, because most of our students have practiced for a while, in some cases for many years. New students feel a bit overwhelmed. I told the student:
"Look at the floor. Our room is about 1500 square feet and has 12 inch tiles. That means that there are about 1500 tiles. If you had to install that many tiles all at once, it would be very hard. But if you put one down each time you came to class, in a few years you would cover the whole floor.Karate is learned little by little.
In Karate, you will only learn a little at each class. But if you keep training, the techniques will add up, just like the tiles on the floor."
Charles C. Goodin