Word of the Week: Health

As with strength, health is important to the martial artist in three ways. We tend to think about health mostly in physical terms. Exercise, stretching, aerobic fitness. These are all very good for you and are key in martial arts. Paying attention to what we eat and when we eat are important too. Taking care of one’s body isContinue reading “Word of the Week: Health”

Word of the Week: Strength

The way we think about strength is shown in the mission statement of our school: “Building strength in mind, body and spirit.” There are three aspects to being strong. Physical strength in a combative situation is important. Sometimes strength can compensate for technique. It is very helpful in martial arts to have a strong body. ThisContinue reading “Word of the Week: Strength”

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 readyContinue reading “Word of the Week: Peace”