This workshop is to show how the Hero’s Journey is found in life and how training in the martial arts provides training for this journey.
The Hero Journey follows several stages, though not all stages are required. Joseph Campbell provided the description and illustrations for us to recognize the journey.
Over the past 35 years of martial arts training, I’ve attempted to apply the martial arts principles to daily life. This was the start of my Hero Journey…before I knew the term. The martial arts shows the journey within every new rank. The challenges and struggles help build the skills needed for the journey through life
Many find Batman to be the best Hero. Yes, Hero and not Superhero because he has no powers beyond that of his strength and training. His capabilities come from learning the skills necessary to succeed.