The black belt is a symbol of excellence, achievement and is a life long journey of discovery. The ultimate lesson in martial arts is not in the physical but in the emotional and spiritual aspects of training. This book is a collection of quotes that I have been using to teach students of all levels and age. So whether a beginner, a black belt, or a non martial artist each quote can be reflected on and applied to your own personal experience. In this way the gems of the black belt attitude are free for all to understand. Andy Dickinson.