Every karate group should publish solemn and respectful interviews with their own teacher, asking all the important questions, such as “What can I do to be worthy of your teaching?” and “Sensei, how did you get to be so great?”  We haven’t arranged a time for ours yet, but here’s a brief exchange from today to tide you over:

Me:  Yeah, you know, people always say that karate teaches you great self-discipline, but when my housemates kept nutella in the fridge over the summer, I just couldn’t stop eating it;  I don’t think you’re teaching it right.  

Robert Miller: Yes, sorry, I thought you knew.  Some karate teachers provide great lessons in self-discipline, but what we do develops bad character.