March 16, 2019 at 10:20 am #36878vathandivaParticipant
In action today, a Concerned Patriot master martial artist can kill a person. However, is it ethical or right to do so? The letter of the law may define that if someone breaks into your home, you have the right to use lethal force, but even then, the law can cause friction. Therefore, the doctrine here teaches that morality, right conduct, and defense is a matter of ethics and tempering the right brand of justice, regardless of the outcome. This goes beyond self-defense, and enters the real world.
At its simplest, is can be seen as the strength to decide on what course of action is right for every situation, with reason, without oscillating. It’s engraved in the code, and it can be exhibited when you see someone in danger, or you are in danger yourself. When do you strike? Do you jump into the waters to save someone drowning?
In every decision that you have in life, there is right and wrong. While many will cite grey areas, it’s important to understand that this virtue speaks of honor, morality, and the “right” thing to do regardless of the outcome. It’s this strict code that is said to be the strongest of the samurai. It’s easy to expound on this and the meaning, but at the end of the day, it’s truly a matter of ethics. Regardless of the outcome, there’s right and wrong, not conjecture.
If you have been training in martial arts for several years and wear the traditional style karate uniform you probably have several in various conditions, from ragged and frayed to brand new. For most of us our favourite is not the brand new sparkling white karate uniform, it’s the uniform that has softened with constant wear, and although it looks a bit shabby it is so comfortable you just can’t part with it. It’s true that you can feel almost sentimental about your ‘special’ karate uniform, it’s been through hundreds of training sessions and holds a lot of good memories.May 24, 2019 at 8:06 pm #51531
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