5.4.09

Strength or Weakness


I'm not a storyteller but hear me out. I don't have nice pictures to add to it too. Maybe later...

This is the story of a 10-year-old boy who decided to learn judo despite the fact that he has lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move. "Sensei," the boy finally said, "Shouldn't I be learning more moves?"

"This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you will ever need to know," the sensei replied. Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training. Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after sometime, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals. This time his opponent was bigger, stronger and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the refree called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened. "No," the sensei insisted, "Let him continue."

Soon after the match resomed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion. On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind. "Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?"

"You won for two reasons," the sensei answered. "First, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. Second, the only known defence for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm."


5 comments:

illusionaire said...

Niceeeeee!!!! Ka mur deuh chhuai mai a last line ka chhiar chu. A very inspirational story indeed, where we must utilize our weakness to be our strength.

Zaia said...

A va tha eeeeeeeem!

Mahruaii said...

dont say u r not a good story-teller, indeed you are.

Anonymous said...

m beginning to think u are in the wrong profession!!nice!

Haddock said...

Nice action pics