In the realm of martial arts, one encounters a plethora of seemingly contradictory concepts. It is a discipline where one must embody both strength and gentleness, employing hardness and directness in certain scenarios while embracing gentleness and yieldingness in others. At first glance, this may appear confusing. But, as one advances in their martial arts journey, they come to realise that this duality equips them with the clarity and the right needs for various situations.
Yin / Yang
This is why our logo proudly features the yin/yang symbol, a representation of two halves that, when combined, create a harmonious whole. The idea of wholeness implies completeness, a state rarely achieved by anyone in life. It is safe to say that no one truly attains full completeness.
Starting Point To Change
Therefore, the yin and yang symbolises the initial steps toward change, an essential aspect of one’s martial arts journey. Through the practice of martial arts, individuals embark on a journey of self-discovery, encompassing the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions. This journey sets the two halves of yin and yang in motion, perpetually seeking a new equilibrium. Ultimately, this process aids in the transformation of oneself, both within and beyond the dojo space.
Choose The Right Response
As you begin this week, consider the art of balancing strength and gentleness consciously. Confront each situation with thoughtful contemplation, pausing for a moment to assess the most appropriate response. This practice will enable you to react with calmness and awareness, ultimately empowering you to make the right choices. Embrace this opportunity for personal growth and enjoy a week filled with enlightened responses.
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