Martial Art of Self

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.

Hosted ByAldin Hrvat

The Martial Art of Self, in essence, doesn’t necessarily have to do with fighting or self-defense. Martial arts in itself is something that works well for me, that supports me well – a supplementary tool in this ‘greater journey’ which is the Journey to Self: Realizing who I am, what more I can become, and learning what it means to live.

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.

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.

Everything that I share through the Martial Art of Self reflects my personal journey and in no way shows or is to be associated with being an expert or knowing everything that there is to know about Martial Arts or Life in general. This is not even the purpose of this process. It is, after all, the Journey to Self.

I like to think of it as the art of the martial self, a training of the warrior-within to become skilled, and trained in how to continuously become a better version of myself.

After all, I find the best starting point in life is to assume you know nothing and that there is always something to learn and expand on. From personal experience, I have come to see and understand that life is unimaginably vast and more than we can think of and conceptualize through our minds alone.

The Martial Art of Self is about Self primarily – not about Martial Arts as an external application, a status symbol or external manifestation. Yet, this definition and description of the Martial Art of Self as it stands now may be subject to change in the future as my journey unfolds. After all, this is a journey of and for Self and that is unique for each one of us and so it evolves as the self evolves.


All Episodes

Episode 15: Chasing Positive Feelings

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we continue exploring some further dimensions of the Martial Arts personality. In particular, we open up and discuss the pattern...

Episode 14: Body-Respect & Body-Care

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we look at some dimensions of body-respect and body-care. It has become mainstream to drive our bodies to the limit...

Episode 13: Identify & Remove Self-Limitations

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we discuss self-limitations. We talk about ways we limit ourselves by imposing certain thoughts, feelings, and emotions onto who we...

Episode 12: The Martial Arts Personality – Part 1

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we discuss the Martial Arts Personality. Often we create a personality or virtual entity around the things we do, be...

Episode 11: What Is Real Training?

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self podcast, we discuss the concept and action of training. We ask the question of what real training is. Is training...

Episode 10: Self-Awareness As A Martial Artist

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self podcast, we look at self-awareness as a Martial Artist. What is self-awareness, how and where does it apply? Self-Awareness isn’t...

Episode 9: When Things Get Progressively Tougher And More Challenging

Why Martial Arts Training Gets Tougher Over Time, What It Means And How It Is Nothing Bad In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we explore the...

Episode 8: What Does It Mean To Be Tough?

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we take an honest and deep look into the word and concept of toughness. We ask ourselves what it means...

Episode 7: Fun In Martial Arts

Is Fun The Most Important Part To Our Martial Arts Training Or Is There Something Exceedingly More Powerful To Consider Here? In this episode of the Martial Art of...