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Re: “The warrior way

He sounds like a crazy person. Oh, I have no doubt that he's a great fighter. But he sounds like an arrogant loon. He's everything that a martial artist is not supposed to be, character wise. "If you don't amend an insult, you're considered a coward." ??? So martial artists should risk seriously hurting or even killing someone (you never know what might happen in a fight) over verbal insults? How juvenile! How contrary to the humility and compassion a martial artist should have.

I teach my students the exact opposite: never use your skills except to defend yourself or others. Never fight over words. That's what schoolboys and drunks do. A truly honorable person cannot be harmed by someone's words. Honor is not something that someone else can take away. It is a matter of character. So never fight when you can walk away. Why? Because we are not put into this world to hurt other people needlessly. With power comes responsibility. A true martial artist doesn't have to prove anything to anyone.

Now I suppose he'll want to fight me.

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Posted by wael on 06/10/2010 at 11:40 PM

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