This year Mr. Speakman’s traing camp was the best
For all my fellow 5.0ists, I don’t know about y’all, but out of my 4 years of attending Mr. Speakman’s traing camp, this year was the best. Perhaps it was seeing our seniors advance to their next level, or maybe the fact that it was confirmed that cancer was no match for The Perfect Weapon!
Thank you to Mr. Antranig Parseghian and all others who helped for putting together such an amazing event. And thank you to Mr. Speakman for your courage and poise in leading such a great organization, and for being here to share life with us, it wasn’t your time to cross over to the other side.
In the aftermath of our promotions, let us remember that the wisdom, strength, and kindness we carry in our hearts is what’s important, not the belts we wear on oír waist, those simply hold our gi together. We are all simply white belts who refuse to give up… Students of life who must strive to be the best of ourselves, and inspire other’s to do the same. Although we learn some cool ways to kick ass, we still have much more to learn. Let us remember that the martial arts is not about mastery of forms, or techniques, it’s about mastery of yourself… It’s not about fighting others, it’s about fighting yourself, and finding peace within…
Happy 4th of July… Be wise, be strong, be kind.
Love you all,