Applications of martial arts concepts off the mat for Martial Arts Vancouver
After requests of this concept and the need to expand student thinking, I am inserting some information from the student manual with a couple of minor additions from the original printing many years ago.
Physical Qualities of a Champion and Their Mental Equivalent
The following examples show how one can concentrate and develop many good physical qualities in their training and then correspondingly apply those concepts to mental development.
- Speed *Quick Thinking
- Power *Knowledge
- Good technical form *Good manners/etiquette
- Stamina *Perseverance
- Flexibility *Open mind
- Accuracy *Realistic thinking
- Coordination *Balance of personal and professional life
- Timing *Being Punctual
Part of the martial art in the ‘art’ sense or the application of what is called ‘The way’ one would consider these applications. There are many and that is what makes martial arts such an interesting and evolving ‘Way.’
I am also going to include a reprint of a student creed that some schools use to impart some beneficial qualities.
I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that will reduce my physical health and mental growth.
I intend to develop my self-discipline to bring out the best in myself and others
I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and others and to never be abusive or offensive.
For now I am going to describe an element of the first paragraph and last paragraph. It is interesting that if this philosophy is applied by the practitioner that practitioner would not be involved in anything that will reduce their physical health and mental growth. To put that in other words that person would then not be involved in drugs or anything like that. If more people were following that principle that would be a great benefit. It has to be taught.
In the last paragraph it describes using the skill defensively and not being abusive and offensive. If that would be applied an individual would not be involved in unnecessary violence. So by applying the principle of paragraph 1 and paragraph 3 in this short little discourse of today, there would be no drugs and violence in this individual and that benefit could be spread to others directly and by example.
These philosophies are for Martial Arts Vancouver at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.
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