How I learned marshal arts.
Learning new thing can be scary experience. We never know about unseen future that what is going to happen in our life. One of the hardest thing I have ever had to do was learn marshal arts ( taekwondo). When I was 14th years old, I was always afraid of the fight, but I decided that marshal arts was an important skill that I have to learn, I also taught it would be good exercise and help me to become physically and mentally stronger as well self defender. What I did not realize was that learning taekwondo would make me a more confident person.
New things always make me a bit nervous, and my first day of taekwondo class was no exception. After I changed my marshal arts dress in the changing room, I stood on time beside my new friends in the training hall waiting for instructor and other players to show up. After 10 minutes the instructor came over and introduced himself, and a bunch of new and old colleagues joined us. Half of them were younger than me, they didn’t seen to be embraced about not knowing how to fight then I began to feel more comfortable.
Right after, we got into training hall, and the instructor had taught us how to start jugging, then we were told to be ready for kicking class. I was advised not to do so hard because that was my first day. A bunch of my friend, they had already taken basic once before, so they took kick pad and went to show me how to hit in target and how to cheat defender. They kicked themselves in the target to teach me how to defense oneself against an opponent’s attack. The other trainee, Dipendra, Hari and I were told to stay on to the corner of the hall and shown how to stand on one feet, how to make movement of the legs. One by one, the instructor had told us kick on to the kick pads while they took it up to high and we kicked.
Third, training was not quit that essay for me, but my senior friends and teacher were patient. Things were going on pretty fast. After couple weeks, when I seemed to have balanced on with my legs, he taught me stretching. Then I had three things to concentrate on my elbow position, balance on one leg and body movement. I felt hopelessly uneasy, sooner than I imagined, however, things began to feel perfect and I was able to kick on target and to show pattern. It was wonderful, free feeling, like flying ; to be able to kick an air.
Learning to marshal arts was not easy for me, but in the 5th level my performance was one of the best. Not only did I learn how to kick , conquer my fear of the fight, but I also learned something about training. Now when I faced with new situation I am not so nervous. I may feel uncomfortable to begin with, but I know how to cope with situation, and I know that practice makes people perfect. It is wonderful; free feeling when you achieve a goal you have set for yourself.