For every 10,000 students that join a karate class
half will drop out the first month.
Of that 5,000, half will remain through the second month.
Of those remaining students, 1,000 will complete six months of training and
Five Hundred will study for a year, but only 100 will see their second
Three will make first degree Black Belt.
But only One shall go on to teach others what he has learned.
For karate is now part of his life and he shall go on to share this life with
This man of 1 in 10,000 is a Sensei!
– Author Unknown