“You can do it.”
Master Lee teaches Tae Kwon Do. He teaches children, and some adults, that they can in deed break a board with their bare hands, feet and heads.
“You can do it” comes from his gut, deep inside the man. It is bellowed with power and confidence.
“You can do it” moves along the scale from encouragement to perceived anger.
He is Master Lee.
Quivering little tikes earn great confidence. He teaches with patience, allowing his wealth of experience to wash over and prepare the uninitiated to do the unthinkable.
Master Lee’s approach lives in contrast to the cheap entertainment of throwing a newby into the fire of a gnarly downhill or group ride.
The few that survive go on to a lifetime of riding, the rest…