"Do you know why I hit you with the stick? Next time you train you remember that feeling when you perform your katas"
There are no words for me to describe my feelings for this picture.If you train Karate you would understand how it feels sitting beside two famous karate Masters. The one beside me is the World known JKA champion Sensei Masahiko Tanaka, right side is Sensei Minoru Saeki highest ranking Karate Instructor for Canada. (Many overwhelming titkes to both not mentioned)
After the camp, before I drive home to Freddy I decided to have coffee alone.I wasnt that happy about it at the end but Ive learned a lot. After 20 minutes I noticed they came in and sat in a nearby table opposite me on which I waved at them and greeted with courtesy. After that I went back on checking my phone.
After a minute, Sensei Saeki called me to their table in S' Tanaka's instruction.(S'Saeki kinda was his translator) He called me to sit beside him, put around his arms around me and said something in Japanese. After S'Saeki translated in english..... everything he said strucked my heart and was almost in tears. Who would have known?.. with all 50 plus attendees I never even thought he would notice a bit me except the fact that he called me in front and ask to peform part of a kata which He hit me with a stick in front of everyone. Plus with his age I didnt expect him to remember me that day lol
He noticed one more thing and gave me advice about it which is too personal to share.
I know Im stubborn, immature and impatient but you know I think this experienxe will help me get better.
It was a good 6 minute interaction with them but will treasure this forever.