We have a small group of beginner students in the dojo. Everything in class is new and exciting. The group looks forward to each class. They are disappointed when they cannot attend a session.
My question: "What words of advice would you give to new karate students?"
In my experience, one of the most difficult concepts for new students to grasp is the cumulative nature of karate. The students learn material/basics/principals and are eager to move on to the next kata, the next weapon, the next self-defense technique. In the search for "the next", they often leave some material behind. Karate is a constant process of learning, refining, exploring, questioning and practicing. One piece of advice I offer beginner students...Karate is Cumulative.