“With determination, the dream will be fulfilled.”
MONTALBAN, RIZAL – The Shinkyokushinkai Karate Philippines bravely hiked the summit of Mt. Parawagan under the leadership of Philippine Branch Chief, Sensei Richard Picar, last February 10.
One of its objective is to strengthen the bonds towards a good relationship and to build a stronger organization on behalf of the Shinkyokushin Organization all over the world. Mainly, it isn’t just about the number of karatekas inside the organization, thus, the Philippine Branch wants to create a whole big family that is unbreakable and everlasting.
Despite of difficulties in reaching the summit, they remained delighted as they move forward. They believe that the spirit of a true martial artist isn’t just about conducting a training, it is also about how their willingness could bring them towards in achieving to be a good individual.
As they reached the middle part of the mountain, they helped each other by building up their own tent and to take some rest to continue their activities. According to Senpai Mike Picar, one of the earlier colleague and a 1st kyu senior student, the activity would really enhance their physical well-being and to strengthen each individual not just mentally but also emotionally.
“I believe that continuing my journey with the Shinkyokushin organization, could help me to hone my prowess”, he stated.
The next morning, everyone was busy preparing their stuffs. Packing up their valuable things and conducting some minor exercises to heat them up. They fearlessly continued their journey until they reached the peak of the mountain.
When they reached the summit, the training was accompanied by Sensei Richard Picar, Senpai Alberto Baquiran, Senpai Ram Cierva, Senpai Yong Languisan, and Senpai Paul Magahis.
After the exercises, kihons, and idugekos held at the top of the mountain, they patiently waited for the sun to rise and to take some memorable photos so they can proudly hold on to the saying in Filipino “Kapag may tiyaga, may nilaga”. Meaning, every sacrifices has its reward you’ll just have to be patient in achieving a whole different stuff.