Karate-do is an individual development tool. It is the path we walk together and yet, at the same time, everyone of us walks it alone. It is not a team activity. Yes, we enjoy socializing and helping each other on the chosen path but still the only person who must own your karate-do, who should motivate and criticize yourself is you.
One must consider and understand a meaning of this famous quote:
“Karate-do may be referred to as the conflict within yourself, or a life-long marathon which can be won only through self-discipline, hard training, and your own creative efforts.”
— Shoshin Nagamine.
One warrior is a one warrior army. practice is a very important element of growth for karate-do practitioner of any level. The beauty of it is that you can do it any time and anywhere. Just karate-Do It!