How the Simple Discipline of Karate Saved My Life

The importance of doing things that test you.

Leon Macfayden
Change Your Mind Change Your Life
5 min readDec 18, 2023

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A karate student doing Kata on a beach as the sun sets.
Photo by Thao LEE on Unsplash

My school years were so miserable they pushed me to the brink. Some of the worst abuse came during PE (physical education) lessons. The changing rooms turned into a torture chamber. I had to stay on the side nearest the door for a quick getaway if the beatings got too bad. No salvation was waiting for…

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Leon Macfayden
Change Your Mind Change Your Life

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