Martial Arts training is essentially the pursuit of perfection. It is a life-long journey. At times this journey can be uncomfortable or confusing, but with patience, perseverance, and trust, the student can achieve great things. Teachings are initially simple and straight forward. With emphasis placed on gross motion. Timing and balance are refined over time. As the student progresses through the ranks wasted motion is slowly removed until only the pure technique is left. It is often said "A black belt is simply a white belt that never gave up".