I chose martial arts initially because Reggie Cochran suggested it. But what has made me stick with it? In the past few weeks my followers on this blog has increased dramatically, as a result some of you may not know why I do this.
I became friends with Reggie back in 2013. Within 6 or 8 months I was talking to him a lot more. And found out that he was a counselor and on the advice of my doctor began to confide in him a lot more in an effort to get my life going a more positive direction.
He began to teach me how to be a professional in many areas. But he also began to talk to me about how martial arts could help me too. How it would help me develop more confidence. How I would lose weight. Among many other things, including getting me around more positive people.
Last December 13, I was hit by a car and this has forced me to take a leave of absence from martial arts. But during this time, I have also become more determined than ever to reach black belt.
Why black belt? The primary reason is that I want to become successful in this because people have told me I need to quit. A second reason is I am not brave enough to tell my friends such as Andrea Harkins, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, James Wilson, Anita Clay, Marian Kirby, Dr. Ted Gambordella, Gena Norris, Reggie, Dan Ross, Debbie Goodman and MANY others who are world class martial artists. These people are among the ones I have more respect for than anyone.
One of the favorite parts of martial arts is the support I have received from the people I have listed above. All of them, plus others, are the absolute best. There is a reason they are black belts: they earned it, not only in their activities but also in their character. They have incredible character. It’s just amazing!
They are loyal, hardworking, trustworthy, honest, kind, and many other things. Finding a group of friends like this is rare and I consider myself blessed to have them in my life. If you are looking for a way to improve your life: I highly recommend you consider this. This picture is of a movie that Don “The Dragon” Wilson starred in called The Martial Arts Kid. It’s one of my all time favorite movies. His brother, James, is one of the producers.