Tag: Philosophy

Give Them What They Want….

One of the tenets of all martial arts….is to avoid their use at all costs. To quote the famous Miyamoto Musashi….. β€œ-The ultimate aim of martial arts is not having to use them” It might seem strange…..to suggest the best method of fighting is…

II. Perfecting Form Through Philosophy…

I do not think there is a more lovely sight than the rising sun in the Midwest countryside. Mother morning is a lovely lass and she greeted me this morning with the beauty of the stars . She was a fetching sight to behold…

VI. Ashen Work….

Through the lives of boy and man self and soul distort and tear. My youthful eyes saw only ‘world’ and so glistened with the pride of kings. A little lord, I bent to rest but dropped instead my golden crown, Brought to knees I…

I. Martial Arts, Philosophy, Life, Practice…

Over two thousand years ago in the Greek city of Athens a man named Plato put forth his Theory of Forms. Within he argued against the common acceptance that the world we see was the true world, instead suggesting a higher truth, one existent…

IV. Devil’s Drink…

In the night brews Devil’s drink, With a dash of wrath and pinch of hate, A spoon of lust and two of greed, A single gram of gluttony. A grain of pride is good as salt, An ounce of envy has no fault, And…

1. Two Doors: A Parable of Life

-It should first be noted I make no claim as to the origin of the following parable. I recall reading it once but cannot remember where. Regardless the lesson is one I couldn’t not share today. Two men awoke to find themselves presented with…

Abandoning Tradition….

“Tradition is a guide, not a jailer.” – W. Somerset Maugham. One Saturday a few weeks ago my lovely wife and I sat together to enjoy a relaxing evening of reading, reflection and one another’s company. We both enjoyed a couple drinks and I…