1. The Spiritual Martial Artist understands
that they are all connected to the pulse of universal energy.
...this allows them to be multi-sensory in the perception of life, not limited by just the five senses.
2. The Spiritual Martial Artist knows
that inner guidance is available through this universal pulse.
...this guidance can be accessed to steer the stdent through this life experience.
3. The Spiritual Martial Artist knows
that thoughts are things and are bad as real actions.
...this knowledge instills the discipline of thinking as well as the discipline of physical training.
4. The Spiritual Martial Artist understands
that intuition is a technique to be practiced, developed and trusted.
...they know there is no such thing as good or bad luck or coincidences.
5. The Spiritual Martial Artist practises
meditation or prayer.
...one great wise man said all man's troubles stem from his ability to sit quietly in a room alone. This practice stills the mind and allows communication with our own understanding of God.
6. The Spiritual Martial Artist works
toward a life of unconditional forgiveness.
...they know that holding grudges and seeking hateful revenge poisons the health of the body, causing sickness, disease and painful death.
7. The Spiritual Martial Artist is
motivated by the personal and business ethics of honesty, quality, harmony
...they understand that the (get them before they get you approach) will turn against them with intensified negativity.
8. The Spiritual Martial Artist focuses
on authentic power to control, not the external power for controlling and
...they know external power has its place but the real authentic power is the development of the mind, spirit and soul.
9. The Spiritual Martial Artist discipline
themselves to a life of moderation and purity for the physical body.
...they look towards a cleansing and strengthening of the body treating it like a temple, slowly withdrawing from toxic poisons immersered in our food chains.
10. The Spiritual Martial Artist
understands that a violent approach to anything less than self-defence
is just adding to the violent energy in our society.
...they focus on what they are FOR (peace, hamony, etc.) not what they are against.
11. The Spiritual Martial Artist
knows that the only creative forces controlling our world today, are our
thoughts, our feelings and the spoken words.
...they know the world is in turmoil because the minds of the people are in turmoil.
12. The Spiritual Martial Artist
knows they are a leading example to students, fellow students and all people
in our community.
...they draw their responsibility of leadership from the heart and promote the principles of unconditional truth in all things.
pathways to spiritual development may not suit everybody, some may have
their own rules of life that they live by while some may not have any rules
at all, but I find it interesting to note the testimonials of some modern
Karate leading masters on this subject. Choki Motobu (1871-1944) wrote,
"In Karate we go beyond physical training to seek wisdom through self knowledge
and humility". Gichin Funakoshi (1865-1957) wrote that, "...iner discovery
provoked a deeper understanding of life". Bushi Mastsumar (1809-1904) Ryukyu
Kempo's most famous master wrote, "Let humility the spiritual cornerstone
of the fighting Arts place virtue ahead of vice, values ahead of vanity,
and principles ahead of personalities". By putting this spiritual knowledge
to work everyday, slowly but surely, step by step, we can enrich and fulfil
our lives in ways we could not have dreamed possible. Let us all have the
courage to make that change"
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