Posener’s Pankration/MMA Vancouver: Kaizen Philosophy
Today we are going to explain part of the philosophical foundations of our art. For many years we have been describing our style as, ‘ A mixed martial arts style emphasizing traditional philosophy’. Sometimes these days the traditional backbone of the art gets neglected and the principle of Kaizen is an important part of the philosophy to be aware of. Other traditional philosophies will also be explained and with regular attendance and reading more will be enlightened.
This principle, which has its origin in the Japanese tradition, is central to benefiting the martial arts practitioner. It has also been applied in various business organizations to great benefit.
When we come to the dojo we should practice patience, awareness, positive attitude and work on making small improvements regularly; even if they appear slight because over time they will add up and be substantial.
Here is a further description for Posener’s Pankration/ MMA Vancouver.
Kaizen is the principle of constant and never ending improvement in our lives. It is a principle that the Samurai applied every morning they woke up by beginning the day with a specific goal of improvement in mind. At the core of Kaizen is patience which is required for improvement since you very rarely see the effects of your struggles rapidly.
As a beginner it looks almost impossible to master the tasks that are required to earn your black belt and yet it is achieved one step at a time. There are no shortcuts, no simple ways to get there. As you strive to improve one thing at a time you slowly become the person with the skills to earn your black belt, under the careful and watchful eye of your Sensei. The modern warrior is always mindful of where he is at and where he is going at all times. Since our world is always changing around us our goals and targets are in constant motion and ever changing. A wise objective today may be a foolish goal tomorrow so it is always important that one re-evaluates their goals and and focus on a daily basis. Martial artists are capable of extreme concentration and focus on particular goals and targets. It is our goal/target selection that is always changing and we must be mindful of this in order to achieve success. When in your training and you reach the point that you have done your 100 front punches, you should always do one more in order to improve. Only doing the required amount will take you on a path of long training. That one extra punch, kick, kata is what makes the difference in your training and daily lives. This establishes the spirit required to achieve in today’s world as well as the world of the future. You must always do one more than needed to be a step above the other people as life is a competition. It is a competition that only you can fail.
In your training your Sensei will give you the tools to achieve your black belt, but earning it is up to you. We can not push you to train outside of the dojo. We are not there watching the type of person you are becoming each step of the day. We only know what we see inside of our training halls…so it is up to you to attain greatness…to attain honor…to attain your black belt. Kaizen is the path and it is a path forged out of necessity and in time where anything less meant death.
In further installments we will be explaining and expanding on the 7-5-3 Code so stay tuned, keep training, and ask questions.
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