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Awaken The Warrior Within

Awaken The Warrior Within

Posted: July 23, 2019

“In the Dojo there are 3 options; we learn, lead, or leave.” -Anonymous 



Dear Friend,


I trust this blog finds you well. 

Msot pleope dno't ralezie taht tiher bairn is cpalbae of rdaenig an ernite srtoy, eevn wehn aolsmt ervey sgilne wrod is slpeled cpolmeltey wonrg. 

Tihs is pboslsie buasece yuor anzamnig biran wlil itsnatlty rgeonczie the fsrit and lsat ltteer of ecah ivddiaunil wrod and rgizrneoae ervey lteter in bweten. 

Wihle msot ppolee apoclcsimh tihs wtih esae, mnay didece to wtcah tleisvoein isedtnd of ridaneg bokos. Tehy bviele rdeanig is emrteelxy dfciluift. 

The paragraphs above beautifully exemplify our "KEY THREE" concept.

By paying attention to the feet, hands, and eyes you will be able to immediately figure out the proper alignment or mechanics of the entire body. 

This understanding will significantly increase your ability to learn anything that involves physical movement.

Embrace and apply this approach to your training and you will be amazed with your progress. 



"Give more credit and take more blame."

                                       -John T. Clifford, Sr. 


To suggest that their are only 2 kinds of people in the world is foolish.

There are many kinds of people.

Having said that, I do believe that each of us has a spirit that permeates every role in our lives.

In this regard, there are 2 kinds of people; Warriors and Worriers. 

Warriors are confident.

They are able to convert fear into courage.

They are driven to succeed, rather than merely survive. 

Worriers are in a constant state of fear and uncertainty.

They are never confident in their decisions and are always unsure, even when making simple choices. 

Warriors are able to draw wisdom from the past, purpose from the present, and have a fascination with the future. 

Worriers lack vision, they are too overwhelmed with the past to focus constructively on their future.

They see the present as an obstacle rather than an opportunity.   

Warriors see life as a challenge.

They are determined to make bad situations good, and good ones great.

They believe their destiny is a matter of choice. 

Worriers see the future as something they cannot influence, and they dread it.

Worriers believe their life is a random mixture of some good luck, and a lot of bad luck.

They think every result is a matter of chance. 

What separates the Warrior from the Worrier?

The secret to the Warriors' identity comes down to their Code.

Without a Code, we are lost. 

The Warrior lives by a very carefully chosen set of principles.

This Code entirely shapes the Warriors' attitude, behavior, and character.  

Warriors make decisions by weighing them against their Code.

This allows them to overcome fear and take action.

Warriors do not need to fear the future, they create it. 

Warriors are producers.

They do not wait for someone else to make things better. 

Do you live by a Code?

If so, you can articulate it.

Those who are truly on the path know that if you cannot talk your Code, you definitely cannot walk it. 

I believe that you are a true Warrior.

I am only reminding you. 

I look forward to seeing you and your family in class at the Dojo.              

Respectfully,

Kyoshi

 


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