This evening I've been going over an old hard drive and transferring files to an external storage - when suddenly I came upon the list of questions posed to all the Journey Honorees. Since the publication of the book, I've occasionally been asked if I have this list, and up until now I haven't been able to locate it. Well, it's surfaced! Now and again people on this board question why there aren't more worthwhile questions being posed. Well, for what they're worth, I'll post the questions posed to the Journey Honorees, and everyone is free to comment. There are 14 questions with subheadings. I'll post two every day for the next week. Enjoy!
1. What was it that first motivated you to take up the martial arts? Can you think back to the particular day you made the decision to take your first step of the journey? I doubt that you were driving down the street and said to yourself, "Well, now that my bowling league is done, I've got a couple hours of spare time every week. Hey, I think I'll take up karate and learn how to kill people." Maybe this happened, but I doubt it. So what was it that initially encouraged you, or motivated you, to take up the martial arts?
2. How were your first few months? These are critical to the new student. We know that statistically the great majority of new students quit in the first few months. Why do you think you stayed? Did you have any fears in your first lessons? If you started your journey in the 50s and 60s, how has the image of the "black belt" instructors changed over the decades?
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