Weakness Turned into Strength | Short Stories

A 10-year-old boy wanted to learn Judo but he lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. Despite the fact that he lost his arm he was determined to study judo and went to the master and requested him to teach judo.

The boy began his lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. Even after 3 months of training master was teaching him just one move. Boy was confused that even after 3 months of training why his master is not teaching him any other move…

Finally, one day boy went to his master and asked, “Sensai. Shouldn’t I be learning more moves??”

Sensei(Master) replied, “This is the only move I know and this is the only move you will ever need to know..”

Boy didn’t understand what his master meant by this but believing in his master he kept on training and practiced that move.

After some time his Sensei took the boy to his first tournament.

The boy won the first 2 matches very easily with his opponent but in a third match his opponent seemed to get angry and charged on to him with his full strength but boy won even third match with the only move he learned.

Boy was amazed and surprised by his success. One after another match boy kept on winning matches with just that one step. At last, he was in the final of the tournament.

In his final match, his opponent was bigger and stronger than all other opponents he faced till now. The boy appeared over-matched in front of his opponent. The Match referee was concerned that the boy might get hurt and asked if the match should be continued. Master asked the referee to continue the match.


Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.

On way to homeboy gather his courage and questioned, “Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?”

Sensei replied, “You won for two reasons. First, You have mastered one of the most difficult moves in judo and Second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.

Now boy understood that his biggest weakness has become his biggest strength.

Moral: We should not let our Weakness take Control of our life. We should Believe in ourselves and continue to Work Hard toward our Goal and with Hard work, we can Turn our Weaknesses into Strength.

Disclaimer: This story is not intended to offend anyone in any case. This story was added for the training purpose of EduRead Members. Also, this story has been taken from the app 1000+ stories.

Important Note:

Hey connections, we are building a learning community named “EduRead Entrepreneurship Growth Hacking Club” where we enhance our speaking and organizational skills by working together. If you feel interested.

Apply here as a Leader: https://eduread.in/eduread-entrepreneurship-growth-hacking-club-form/

Get details: https://eduread.in/eduread-club/

Note: You will require to give a maximum of 2 hours/week from home.

Leave a Comment