Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Arguement of Virtue

Virtue (Latin: virtus, Ancient Greek: ἀρετή "arete") is moral excellence. A virtue is a positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. The opposite of virtue is vice.

How many times have you met or been influenced by someone who portrayed themselves as one thing but truly was the opposite ?
Sometimes I wonder where the lies stop and the truth begins...
In our martial arts training we should gain an awareness that everything is not as it appears
 and our emotions will invariably deceive us.

Prepare for this in life and in the street........
When all hell is breaking loose, your capacity to find your center, and to help yourself and others to find answers, comes down to your ability to direct and manage emotions.

 Extraordinary and effective leaders
bring certainty into uncertain environments.

-Tony Robbins-

 Whether it be in sports, business, or even a great parent,
  people are drawn to those who’ve found an internal certainty to guide them.
 That certainty is not that you as a leader have all the answers,
 but rather that there’s certainty inside you that,
 together with your team, you can find the answer and move forward.

I think instructors should do more risk-tolerance drills,
 such as working on stress management,
fear stabilization,
 frustration and helplessness manipulation,
 and other aspects of training which deal with mind-sets,
attitudes and focus.

-Joe Lewis-

Take up a full contact sport.
Boxing, Ice Hockey, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, MMA, Wrestling

 You won't become fearless, but that's a good thing,
 the other word for fearless is stupid.

 But you will become more accepting of pain and less scared of it,
less concerned when people are planning to hurt you
 and happier to do something about it.

In life as it is on the ring.....
Events will occur that cause us to think negatively about our circumstances or ourselves.
  Don't dwell on the past or create angst trying to control the future.
  When we over-think our lives, we effectively stop the universal flow.

Do not abandon the warrior arts of the past.
 Absorb venerable traditions of the old ways into this Art by clothing them with fresh garments,
 and building on the classic styles to create better forms.

-Morihei Ueshiba-
 (The founder of Aikido)