As a martial arts practitioner you may at times find it difficult to grasp new techniques or perhaps you become frustrated while working on existing skills. Patience with oneself allows you to overcome such obstacles giving you the persistence to continue and get the technique right. Patience can also provide you with the fortitude and mindset of: no matter how menial or boring the drill is, you recognize and appreciate that the effort and quantity invested yields a great improvement of quality on current skills.
It is equally important to have patience for others whether one is a student or an instructor. This equates to tolerance conveyed to fellow training partners who may not be as skilled as you. Patience should also extend outside of the training halls because not only is it wrong to just lose your temper and strike out at someone because they bumped into you on the street or looked at you the wrong way, but it is against the martial code of conduct. As an instructor you may be demonstrating or explaining certain details in high repetition. Therefore patience for trainees is paramount as you must recognize that students learn at different rates and allows you to comprehend and appreciate the differences in the individual student.
In conclusion while the aim of martial arts is the delivery of swift and powerful strikes, it is equally as important to issue patience to others to endure complications or annoyances with ease and provide you with a means to make the appropriate choices. After all it is a respectable demeanour which defines a proper martial artist.