There is NO off-season!
Unlike sports, true martial artists don’t have an off-season. This can cause many frustrations. Training for life isn’t a game. It takes more dedication and commitment. The effort needed to ensure that safety of your life and your family is a 24/7/365 thing. Now, I’m not trying to make anyone anxious or paranoid. This is […]
“footsteps of the men of old”
The following is from LEADER DEVELOPMENT course from the Maneuver Self Study Program by the U.S. Army – Why is the study of leader development important? Do not assume that you already “know” what leader development is. To paraphrase numerous articles and books on developmental systems, three things must be present for a developmental system […]
What is “class” all about?
“I seek not only to follow in the footsteps of the men of old, I seek the things they sought.” – Matsuo Basho Well, I guess that this phrase is partly true, though. I want to follow in the footsteps of these original leaders but I will try to vary from them upon seeing a […]
Musashi Miyamoto’s Four Oaths
“I am fortunate to take one philosophy student a year and have them assist in an intro class after they have gone through our curriculum. Eye opening, always. The class is not a thing you do, it’s an environment of possibilities.” – Timothy Stock, Philosophy Professor. What struck me most was the last sentence. He […]
“When you embark on something,” Musashi wrote, “before you start, fix your intention on the Four Oaths and put selfishness behind you. Then you cannot fail.” The Four Oaths: Never be late with respect to the Way of the warrior. It has been quoted that the martial arts begin and end with respect. The warrior […]