No matter how long the road is to your goals/dreams....never give up!! It will all be worth it in the end. Case in point....26th January 2009 I did my first karate class and swore I wouldn't stop training until I got my black belt. Even though it took me 9 and half years, 2 knee surgeries and lots of sweat, tears and some blood(literally), I finally received my black belt today( embroidered one arrives tomorrow).
Massive thanks to all the senior sensei at Kenshukai karate(especially Sensei Eddie Bitton who has been my main senior since day 1), all the more experienced instructors who pushed and encouraged me to keep going, all the friends and rivals I've made in the club who always challenge me to try harder and to all the kids I have taught who have kept me on my toes. Every punch,kick and lock(shoulder/wrist/leg) has led to this day and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Looking forward to training more with everyone and passing my knowledge onto the next generation!! Thank you Kenshukai Karate...you have been amazing!!