Being The Real Martial Artist

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Admit it or not, there’s more to being the real martial artist than what it seems to be.

You see and contrary to popular belief, being the real martial artist is not about one knowing everything there is to know about martial arts. It’s about one being patient enough to learn about martial arts. It’s also one being determined enough to learn more about martial arts. And yes – it’s learning how to know martial arts not for the sake of showing off what you can truly know to other people, but for the sake of raising more awareness on the importance of martial arts as a traditional way of defending yourself and defending other people.

Because indeed, being the real martial artist is all about one knowing all his best to defend himself and other people without compromising traditional ways of protection to promote martial arts’ rich history.

Believe it or not, there’s even more to being the real martial artist than what it seems to be – especially with the help of Yama martial arts.

You also see and contrary to popular belief, being the real martial artist is not about one doing everything there is to do about martial arts. It’s about one being brave enough to learn about martial arts. It’s also one being wise enough to learn more about martial arts. And yes – it’s learning how to do martial arts not for the sake of showing off what you can truly do to other people, but for the sake of raising more awareness on the importance of martial arts as a modern way of defending other people and defending yourself.

And because indeed, being the real martial artist is all about doing all his best to defend other people and himself without confusing modern ways of protection to promote martial arts’ vibrant culture.

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7 Great Quotes about Martial Arts and Mindfulness

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Finding solutions for mindfulness without practicing it will only leave you back where you started. One of the best things about learning a martial art is how it can teach you to be more mindful. Through practice, it hones your ability to stay focused in the moment and keeping your mind free from mental clutter. Mindfulness is deeply-embedded in most, if not all, martial art disciplines and here are just some of the best quotes that show it.

1. “In sports, time exists. In the martial arts there is only the present. In baseball for instance, the man at the bat has to wait for the pitch, he has time; his action is not instantaneous. The same is true of rugby or football or any other sport. Time passes and there is time, if only a fraction of a second, to think about something, while waiting. In the martial arts there is no time to wait. Victory or nonvictory, life or not-life, are decided in no time. You have to live now, it is now that life and death are determined, wholly” – Taisen Deshimaru, The Zen Way to Martial Arts

2. “Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.” – Zhuangzi, Nan-Hua-Ch’en-Ching, or, the Treatise of the transcendent master from Nan-Hua

3. “Awareness has no frontier.” – Bruce Lee

4. “Any self-defense situation has the potential to quickly become A ‘life and death’ situation, therefore your practice of martial arts should be undertaken, as if your very life depends on it . . .” – Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Legacy of A Sensei

5. “When an untoward event occurs in your life, react to it without haste or passion.” – Joe Hyams, Zen in the Martial Arts

6. “The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind.” – Yagyu Jubei

7. “To think, ‘I will not think’ – this, too, is something in one’s thoughts. Simply do not think about not thinking at all.” -Takuan