Learn once Practice One Thousand
Practice One Thousand to do Once
Building every student’s confidence and character through the training of Body, Mind, and Spirit to ultimately achieve peace and harmony. Shihan Michael Graves, owner and head trainer of Mahato Karate in Wilmington, has a saying to emphasize the need for dedicated practice: “Learn once, practice 1,000 times. Practice 1,000 times to do once.” In other words, while the practical need for martial arts techniques may never present itself, once a person’s execution of those techniques is improved and eventually mastered, the benefits on and off the mat are manifold.