Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Black Belt Hoax!!

So here‘s how I felt,
Today when I got the black belt!
I realised that there is a way,
to get what you want anytime any day!

The secret & the trick is to first want IT
& then go after it - without any BULL**IT
then know ur strengths & weaknesses & become aware
get connected, get moving and practice your fare!!

Believe it & You can become one of the Gods
You can get the power to conquer all odds
all you need to do is believe...
and like I did - your dreams you will achieve

so from today take a "panga" with life
make your passion your wife
flying, dreaming perceiving right & being free

every obstacle becomes a victory!!

It hardly feels like yesterday since I started training and started this Blog. And today I blog from Japan. This afternoon at the DKMS Shihan Arnaud Cousergue walked upto me and asked me IF I was feeling ridiculous wearing a green belt among hundreds of black belts from around the world. Before I could gather my wits to give him an answer he had handed me a blackbelt and the Indian Buyu were clapping and photographs were being taken....

Actually Im still in a state of shock - even though I knew its time for me to get my black belt. Im in shock becuase it came as a surprise even though i was expecting it. I am in shock because I feel I deserve it, but dont know If I am worthy of it. I guess like my 9th Kyu Grade now I will have to deserve it!

For all of you spoilt by the commercialization of Martial Arts - Frankly a Black Belt is NO big deal. Its a hoax actually. Whats important is that you understand the unlimited potential inside you and endeavour to discover the keys to unlock that. Its a Hoax that a world plays on our minds to make us think we have reached somewhere. Its a trick seniors play on juniors to make them believe in something and aim at something. It is what most art practicioners use to make you help make them rich!
Trust me - the whole concept of a black belt is flim flam - its a joke played on the gullible. The black belt is in your head. Imagine if one could free themselves of the options of a limited goal. The possibilities are limitless once this kind of free thinking is achived.

Today I was given my black belt. But i believe Today is the day I AM accepted as a student. Today is when I will start learning. Till now I was learning how to learn - and now I am ready, perhaps.

The trick is to not want success - or failure. Its to just be and keep doing things. Try to focus on your training, there is no substitute for that. The more time, mind and energy you devote into that - the faster you will see results. 1
Afterall showing up is winning half the battle! SO today - Decide to be present - in your present. Become aware of the moment and Enjoy it. AND JUST SHOW UP!!!


  1. Great Going Anjaan!!! I even visited the place you go to, met Shiva but somehow am not able to make it to classes!!!

  2. cccccccongratsssssssssssssssssssss

  3. anjaan congrculations for the black belt

  4. Congratulations Anjaan. Every word/sentence you've mentioned has lot of emotions, hardwork, satisfaction, positive message and many more..... You truely inspire lot of people (not just youngsters). The difference b/w YOU and others is that "Others talk all that YOU do".. You jus do things. As you always say "There is definitely NO SHORT CUT" to fame. Lots to learn from you Anjaan. I'm inspired by your way of looking at life. Wish you loads of strength for the rest of your life. I'll not copy you but surely take positive attitude from you. Take care. Deepa Basavaraj.

  5. A journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step.


    -- Tejas