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Highkick | by Pandiyan
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Whenever I get to take shots of Arun practicing martial arts, this is the move he goes for.


Arun's sensei is a man of many talents. Man who has reached pretty advanced levels in this school of Karate and has won world level tournaments.


Spends six months in Japan every year training with top karate masters.. Remarkably he is trained in many forms of martial arts including Indian ones like kalari and silambam. He says Arun has talent but does not practice enough. All masters say that but it is usually true. Though I must say sensei is the only person in the world Arun listens to without questions no matter what he says.


He is initiating Arun into weapon training in Kobudo style. See the next photo.


But the thing I appreciate the most is that he has drilled into Arun that karate is not about fighting and he should never get tempted to fight outside practice. So far Arun has been able to do that. Though he is a very intense and private young man, he even lets bullies have their fun rather than take them on. This is something I don't see in movies!

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Taken on December 31, 2005