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How close to the door are you?

Get as far away as you can.

We all enter the dojo through the same door.

There is one way in, and one way out.

When we are in there are only two choices, forward, or backward.

Forward is training on a regular basis, always with a positive attitude, and a willingness to work hard.

Do this, and two things will happen.

First, your karate will always improve, and in time you will rise in rank.

Second, you will move further away from the dojo door.

That door has a heavy pull, constantly calling to those who are going backward to heed it's call.

Get as far away as you can.

Be deaf to it's call.

The rewards for doing so lay ahead.

I wish you good training.

Remember: "Once a door closes behind you, it is often hard to go back."