Hiya, Kicked something off ?????????
I amassuming you are reffering to the Tae Kwon Do that i previously studied prior to Shotokan ?
If so, simple... SPORT. For me, everything about the Tae Kown Do was becoming sport orientated. To be honest, i knew nothing of any other style. A friend of mine introduced me to a Karate class which to be honest, scared the daylights out of me when i first looked. No padding, serious Kumite and powerful commands being shouted by the Sensei...
to be honest, i cannot remember why i joined as i can remember how nervous i was. It has taken me years to get to this point on this path and i know that i will not reach the end but something keeps me going. I know that in Tae Kwon Do i always felt as if my purpose was to win but in Karate, i am always trying to better myself in everything i do throughout life.
I cannot and never have been able to put my finger on it, but something keeps me going. This may sound daft, but it is part of me. The TKD literally seemed to be turning into a game or sport but the Karate seemed to be life. I was taught that when i punched, i must punch as if my life depended on it. When i blocked i must block as if my life depended on it regardless of wheather or not i had an opponent in front of me or not. It is difficult to explain but i feel that the Karate had a purpose in everything.
Does this make sence ?
Gijutsu Yori Shinjutsu