I was surfing through looking for a particular quote by Emerson when I ran across this one from Holz. I found it to be very beneficial to our practice of martial systems. After all, don't we all rely on ability, motivation and attitude? Notice that there is three (3) here as well, that seems significant. Three seems to permeate many of the ancient classics teachings.
We achieve ability in the practice and training of martial systems such as karate-jutsu-do. We attend these teachings through the self-motivation we gain in that practice and training. We also achieve it with the social interactions of our dojo mates. To have a successful dojo experience one and all must also have the proper attitude. That attitude is created by the interactions and actions of Sensei and then by those of Sempai and Kohai.
This quotes speaks volumes in a few words, this is good.