“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother” – King Henry V
Who, in Malaysian Taekwondo today sheds his blood, sweat and tears with you? We have not even that few, that happy few, because we no longer are brothers-in-arms.
Look to the history of any martial arts style and you will see that those that had grown tremendously beyond even the imagination of their founders were those who had members with indomitable spirits and zeal who trained together as brothers and vowed in their hearts to propagate their art in honour of their founder.
They had a mission, a commitment, a struggle.
Today, we have only “politics”, never mind the ideas, the talent, the leadership.
I have no answers. The answers must come from you, the members.
My wish, my fervent desire is to find that happy few who are content to do Taekwondo for the sake of DOING Taekwondo, and not for anything else. But alas, the quest will be hard and long, for many have fallen by the wayside.
If you are a kindred spirit, please, stand up and speak up.
Mudo is a lonely road; more so the byway of Taekwondo, because it is thronged with those who have sold their souls to expedient politics.
Where are you, my brothers?