Martial Art of Self

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In this personal journey, I am re-defining what has mostly become Martial Arts for me in my mind and bringing it back to (my)Self – seeing where and how I can apply the essence of it into everyday moments and things in life.

A part of the Martial Art of Self process is investigating and re-defining the system and principles of martial arts, and bringing it back to (my)Self. I use martial arts to understand and expand myself as a being, as an individual.

Episode 2: What Is Your Relationship To Martial Arts? – Part 1

In this episode of Martial Art of Self, we explore the question: ‘’What is my relationship to martial arts?’’

Working with your own personal definition of martial arts can assist in understanding how you interpret this art form and whether it supports you completely or not.  I find to truly understand your relationship to martial arts, you must be brutally honest with yourself, with no suppression of the truth.

In this episode, I share how my definition of martial arts made me tunnel-visioned and fueled my ego. This damaged me and my mindset because I used it for comparison and competition. I decided to challenge my current relationship to martial arts and created a new definition that turns martial arts for me into a process of self-inquiry, self-understanding, and self-actualization.

I share glimpses of how I walked that process of re-defining martial arts for me, and some of the methods, steps, questions and points I looked at, and tested.

Music by Fidelis Spies

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