The Journey

Our art is a journey, not merely a lesson. We believe that a true martial arts journey should maximize the potential of our mind and body and enhance the human experience to bring you closer to yourself. Our goal is to achieve the enhancement of body, mind, and spirit through the training of martial arts.

The path of our students is a continuous journey, begins in the body through training and ends in the mind. Many strive to attain belts and ranks as their aim and objective but as you train longer, this changes. It is far better to focus on how to get there than to focus on the destination. “If we have one eye fixed upon our destination, we only have one eye to find our way.”  Our discipline should be on prolonging our journey and not rushing matters a great deal, for discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

The patience you learn from your extended journey enables you to be wise and slow to anger, Anger makes you smaller, while the forgiveness you learn along your path enables you to grow beyond what you were before. The attitude you have on your journey is also of extreme importance, to be submissive in nature, humble, honest, meek, kind but yet confident and ambitious. The attitude will defiantly determine the altitude. Self belief, faith and trust is the first secret of success.

So believe in and trust yourself. If you want to get somewhere, you have to know where you want to go and how you are going to get there. The objective needs to be at the forefront of your mind. If there is no real objective how can you plan your route. It's like you going on a journey without a map, you simply wouldnt do it, you would get lost otherwise.

Once you have found your objective start on your road, but despite the obstacles you meet on the way never, never, never give up. The secret of life isn't really what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you. If you help other people to cope with their problems then your own will be easier to cope with (this is learning through action).

Take out of your vocabluary words like "I cant, thats hard, its impossible" never use these words seriously again. How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself therefore always think positively. Another one of my teachers always use to say to me "There is never a problem, only an opportunity" so see your obstacles as a point where you can overcome. Stand up to your obstacles, do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think.

Your mental happiness increases as you give happiness out, and decreases as you try to keep all the joy for yourself. In giving it out, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible. Remember the only mountains that exist in you, are the ones in the mind. Once you remove those, "then its all good." Give life all you have got. And life will give all it has to you. And remember that attitude determines altitude.