Dear Master Fariborz.
Today is an important milestone for me. Not just in my tenure at TKC, but in my life as well. It has been four years to the day that I quit smoking. Though I had tried and failed many times in thirty years, and many different programs to quit, I just couldn’t make it stick until I started training with you at TKC in the Martial Arts. As you know, I lost my father last year due to complications from smoking. There’s not a day goes by that I don’t miss him dearly. Well as a father myself of three young daughters, I don’t want them to have to miss me for many, many years to come.
I have learned from you and this ancient art, that to have earned my black belt, I must be a Black Belt in all aspects of my life. You are my Martial Arts Master sir, and for that I am eternally grateful. But just as important, you have made me the master of this terrible addiction and dragon that is cigarettes. And for that, my family is eternally grateful.
Thank you for all you have done for me Kyoshi.