Puropse of training in the warrior arts

Posted: August 19, 2010 in Martial arts, Martial arts history, Martial arts tenets, moral tenets, warrior code, Warrior philosophy

 

      The following is a reply i posted on a African Martial Arts & Sciences site. It was in reference to the question

“What is the true purpose of training in the warrior arts” ?

      Very deep my felow warrior.  I have always believed the true purpose of training in the warrior arts is to unify what i call the triangle of power or the mind, body and spirit. I like how Asian martial arts ( like those i have studied) all claim to od this , but instructors focus more on sport application or something shallow than to focus on the true purpose. Those are what i call “martial arts”. Whati do i consider “Warrior Arts” cause it focuses on the true aspects. I can tell by how you speak and your concepts, that you are awake to this. The example i use alot is that you can go to school and learn for thr mind, hit the gym for your body, and go to church for your spirit. True warrior arts though encompass and combine all these aspects. For me in my warriror arts, what i consider a modern form of African martial arts, I teach all the aspects i have knowledge of that i feels make a warriors training. From the physical aspects of combat, taught in a effective, progressive fasion only teaching what is effective, to the science and concepts of fighitng and these skills.  Although i focus on modern style combatives, i do not leave out thing like learning control of breath, and knowledge of internal energy and how to use it, and modern healing.  In fitness i teach excercize and how to build and condition the body for he rigors of warriror training and for better health. I teach the aspects of proper nutrition too. In knowledege for the mind, i teach warrior history, starting with the original culture in Africa, and branching out into the others. I also trach Warrior philosophy to instill the right mindset and proper mental attributes befitting a warrior. In the end, i feel the purpose of warrior training is to wholistically develop the individual inside and out to reach their highest level of being. Peace be upon you – Nubianwarrioking , Abraham Hardy of HCW

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