Modern Day “Bushi” #261

In my last post I referenced the term Bushido which, has since occurred to me, deserves greater explanation. For those unfamiliar, the word “Bushi” represents samurai or one who was a member of a family community and who’s profession was a warrior. The word “dō” signifies “a way of life” hence the translation “the wayContinue reading “Modern Day “Bushi” #261”

#196 Mushin – The most important weapon of the samurai.

Many of us have heard of the word Samurai, which brings to mind fearless warriors wielding impressive swords with which they used to cut down their enemy. What many do not know is that the word Samurai means “to serve and attend” or “those who serve”. Few also know that Jiu Jitsu itself originated fromContinue reading “#196 Mushin – The most important weapon of the samurai.”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential?

“Effort is one of those things that give meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.” -Carol Dweck Accomplishment Challenges are the ever present hurdles of life. When we overcome them we feel good. When you hustled your butt offContinue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential?”