Black belt for me is not just a black belt. It is a journey. There is knowledge, experience, determination, and more behind that belt. I started karate because I had no hobbies to do. I quit soccer, the dream sport of my family, and I had nothing but school and the TV in my room. I had to find something that would become more of a hobby for me.
At only nine years old, some things were limited. I was very picky decisions and I was the type who absolutely hated to do new things. However, I finally found something that could please my needs: karate. Amerikick Karate was not only physically healthy on me, but also mentally healthy on me unlike other sports and hobbies. Plus, I loved the culture of karate and its background too.
So when I started attending Amerikick Karate, I knew that this was not only the hobby, but the lifestyle, that I needed. From that point that I started 5 and half years ago, my entire life has changed. I went through good times, with nine belts and a stronger mind and body, and bad times, with a serious knee injury.
However, all of those good times and bad times are all considered memories. So where do add up all of those memories? I am going to make my black belt represent all of those memories. Which shows that black belt to me is a journey, filled with determination, self-confidence, learning, injury, revival, and accomplishments.
Black belt represents those memories, and those memories will be wrapped around my waist. Towards my next degree, I am planning to achieve more knowledge because I feel that I could still learn a lot more on my quest for success in karate. Black belt is not just an ending but it is also a beginning, and with new beginnings learning is needed to always become better.
I would also like to achieve more confidence, in which just like learning, confidence will always make you better and people always will achieve more confidence as they grow. Confidence also can help me achieve more mentally and physically, because without confidence, how could you achieve anything? Finally, of course I would like to achieve success and when I mean success I mean success in any forms.
Whether it is mastering a jump kick, or being able to do a full split, success is vital to me. With success, not only do you also achieve confidence too, but you also achieve knowledge, you achieve determination for more success, you achieve gratitude, and you also achieve growth, and with growth, you always do better for more success. So success is what I mainly want to achieve because when you achieve success, you achieve so much more with it. Success is the reason that I will be able to achieve my black belt. Success is the reason why I am at this point in karate.
Success is what I am planning to achieve for me. Antonio Carollo