Word of the Week: Peace

Real peace is more than the absence of conflict. It is a state of harmony. It is feedom from fear.

In martial arts, we develop a sense of peace as we develop the ability to defend both ourselves and others. With this ability comes a realization that fighting is not the ideal outcome. Even though we train to be ready for conflict, we know that we don’t have to fight to prove our skill, or to validate ourselves.

As you become more trained as a martial artist, you develop a distaste for hostility. You become aware of how easy it is to hurt someone and how easy it is to get hurt.

Martial artists should be peaceful people. We know how to fight, but we develop our character to the point that we don’t want to fight. We don’t cause conflict because we’ve learned to discern where to go, what to do, and how to avoid bad situations.

Martial artists tend to lead a very peaceful life—and they should.

About Master Kelly

I've been teaching Martial Arts for nearly 20 years in Richmond, Virginia. I'm proud to use a traditional approach at Shield which combines the positive physical aspects of Tae Kwon Do training with positive personal values of character and integrity.
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