This 8 part series is from Hunter's Shodan essay. I've gotten his permission to publish each paragraph as a blog post. Look for 1 every day to get a feel for his journey. Hunter is a senior at CU working towards his degree in Advertising. He has been studying To-Shin Do for 4 years.
To Shin Do has stayed constant while other things have shifted and changed around me. It has always been something I can depend on to be there, even as the experiences I have while training have evolved over time. Part of the significance of earning a black belt, is knowing that I have stuck with it. I owe my persistence to three things; faith, commitment and priority. These three things have helped ensure that I have continued training, even when it becomes challenging, as well as encouraging me to come to class regularly, despite a busy schedule.