My dad, Mr. Benavides, has given me the gift of Karate.
I started really young, at 2 years old in Venezuela, and then picked it back up at around 6 years old here in the US. Now it has been 15 years -I’m 17, and it has become such a big part of my life that sometimes I forget all the good things the practice has given me in my personal life Out of my Karate Gi…
Karate has given me a focused mind to be able to stay on track and concentrate on given tasks.
In Other Sports:
Karate has given me the strength, cardio capacity, leadership skills, and confidence needed to lead the volleyball team and become the school’s MVP.
Above all, Self Control:
Karate has given me a fault line between anger and serenity; it has taught me that in many situations it is better to take approach with a clear and calm mind, rather than a reckless one.
Starting now, I will help dad with posting for the blog.
Thank you, dad, and you too Be Black Belt!
-Benavides Jr., 2nd Degree