Sunday, January 2, 2011

Martial Arts - Simplicity In Mind / Body / Soul (Emotions)




Heaven and Hell (Theme from Cosmos) - Vangelis






Martial Arts teaches...
basic body mechanics...
emotional control...
and indomitable will...
through simplicity in...
motion...
thought...
and spirit (emotions).

Once a basic movement is taught...
it then becomes a matter of
decreasing unnecessary
tension and thought...
which leads to
a state of simplicity.

As the training becomes more rigorous...
it becomes a study in mind, body, and emotional control.

When it reaches this point...
it becomes meditation in motion.



The immediate effects of the physical training...
so long as it is vigorous enough...
is a thorough
Skill / Stamina / Endurance
workout.

The body sweats profusely...
tension in the body is released...
along with the natural endorphins...
leading to a state of euphoria which can last for days.

This alone...
causes people to return to training...
as the greatly positive effects on the body...
the greatly increased blood flow
to every part of the body and brain...
greatly stimulates and enhances
our experiences in life.

Fat is metabolized...
blood sugar is kept in efficient balance...
energy becomes boundless...
optimism is a natural result.


As the student progresses...
he starts to realize the need to move and think efficiently
in order to keep up with the ever increasing demands of his training.



Through Martial Arts...
they will get to know themselves.

Martial Arts revolve around respect.
  Start them early in life.
  It will steer them on to an inner journey...
one that shall keep them on a moral and correct life.  

It is through that journey
that they will learn so much about themselves... 
and so...others.  

We are so similar (humans) in so many respects.  
That is why the more you know about yourself...
the more you know of others....the basic drives.  

They shall learn to love life through their training...
 if they are in a VERY vigorous Dojo (training hall).  

They should leave each training day...
half dead from fatigue...but thoroughly cleansed...
in mind and body.  

They shall learn to deal with extreme fatigue and fear.

They shall learn to negate their own inner demons
that scream out to quit or to just glide through life. 

 In persevering...
they shall learn the most important lesson....
to never quit. 

Most people have a lower threshold of pain...fatigue...energy.  
They shall learn to extend those to levels
that most never achieve outside of higher levels of sports.

  They will...upon recovery...emerge not only stronger...
but relaxed....
many of their anxieties will go by the wayside.

They will have gone through so much in their training
as to give them a sense of awareness....and control.  

They shall be able to conquer many of the neurological problems
so prevalent in spectrum children.

  They shall be able to gain such a sense of achievement...
inner calm...focus...optimism 
(much of life won't be so difficult as their training...
as they will have already conquered that in their training...
life will seem to be a breeze...and so, enjoyable).

They will then be able to enjoy the true beauty all around them.  

Although one doesn't talk much in training...
one still feels a sense of camaraderie with the others there
since they are partaking the same journey.  

Through deadly serious training...
they will meet some great people.

Through diligence...
they will EARN their respect...
and their own self respect.   

They will meet others who share a passion the same as theirs.

It is these people of similar passions
who can become the best friends they will ever have.  

They could eventually get to the level of being able to guide others.

  They will learn self mastery.  

Their goal is to be able to handle any situation in life that occurs...
with a calm heart and mind.  

They will learn so much in life
through their training
that they will look forward to everything in it.  

They will simply learn to love life.

It starts with simply going and doing.  

They will learn to never quit.

They may progress slowly...
they will feel...at times...extreme pain...fear...fatigue...
and they will learn to welcome it...as this is what forces growth.  

They will have the self knowledge that will make them feel a titan among mere mortals...
as they shall come to know that most in life...
never experience what they shall have gone through. 


A Martial Art
becomes a true art
when one progresses to the point
of simplicity in...
 motion...
thought...
and emotions.

When one lives it...
that is when the soul becomes beautiful...
as it sees everything around it...
and life itself...
as beautiful.

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