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    What do you feel is the single most important lesson you have learned in the Martial Arts?

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    Default Re: What is the single most inportant lesson learned?

    How to position yourself. Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally. To me, this is the most important lesson in martial arts...and the great thing is that it applies in every aspect of your life.
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    Default Re: What is the single most inportant lesson learned?

    That I can "win" most altercations without having to resort to physical contact.

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    Never Grab Anybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blfycdq View Post
    Never Grab Anybody!
    Thats good

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    Quote Originally Posted by blfycdq View Post
    Never Grab Anybody!
    I hear ya! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiktok86 View Post
    How to position yourself. Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally. To me, this is the most important lesson in martial arts...and the great thing is that it applies in every aspect of your life.
    Well said ...
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    To have your decisions as why you'd decimate another human in place up front. Its base don your own positioning in life, your beliefs, and your own moral and ethical code, and to have this as an unquestionable frame of reference. This serves as a basis of one's martial action, the "why" we'd use kenpo, all benefits of training aside.

    To me, this makes kenpo personal. It brings it home and makes it "mine". With all reasons for engaging are solidified internally, we can mentally detach ourselves from our kenpo once training has imbedded motions into our bodies. The mind becomes the manifest guide for all motions, be they to subdue, hurt, maim, or kill. The body, and all it can do, becomes the primary weapon of decisive and purposeful combat to protect one's own peace, however that peace is defined.

    Good question, very thought provoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARSHALLS KENPO View Post
    What do you feel is the single most important lesson you have learned in the Martial Arts

    The importance of getting up again, no matter how hard you got knocked down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiktok86 View Post
    How to position yourself. Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally. To me, this is the most important lesson in martial arts...and the great thing is that it applies in every aspect of your life.
    Attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Kaur View Post
    The importance of getting up again, no matter how hard you got knocked down.
    I like the Japanese (I think Judo) motto:
    "Fall down seven times
    Stand up eight!"

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    Default Re: What is the single most inportant lesson learned?

    Some of the best are already taken but- "Never judge someone by their appearance"
    The above is just my opinion.

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    Default Re: What is the single most inportant lesson learned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Kaur View Post
    The importance of getting up again, no matter how hard you got knocked down.
    Well,

    Most of the posts on this topic are about one thing "GOOD Kenpo Karate skills gives YOU the training to live at cause, instead of at effect".

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    Default Re: What is the single most inportant lesson learned?

    Quote Originally Posted by John M. La Tourrette View Post
    Well,

    Most of the posts on this topic are about one thing "GOOD Kenpo Karate skills gives YOU the training to live at cause, instead of at effect".

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette

    Dr John,

    I think you know where Im going with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bujuts View Post
    To have your decisions as why you'd decimate another human in place up front. Its base don your own positioning in life, your beliefs, and your own moral and ethical code, and to have this as an unquestionable frame of reference. This serves as a basis of one's martial action, the "why" we'd use kenpo, all benefits of training aside.

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    Good question, very thought provoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARSHALLS KENPO View Post
    What do you feel is the single most important lesson you have learned in the Martial Arts?

    There are no right or wrong answers

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    To Act, not Freeze, in the face of adversity.
    Clear mind, clear movement. Mastery of the Arts is mastery over the Self. That in this moment, this motion, the thoughts, memories, impulses and passions that cloud the mind must yield to the clarity of purpose, and purity of motion.

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    Default Re: What is the single most inportant lesson learned?

    "Anything you want in life, you have to WORK for."

    I first started martial arts in my senior year of high school. The reason I did this was because I am very intelligent and have an excellent memory. Because of this, all the interests I pursued (academics, computers, gaming... typical geekery ) I did very well in without having to put in a massive amount of effort.

    While this was an advantage, it made me lazy, something a number of people commented on. I eventually got angry about everyone thinking I hadn't really "accomplished" anything, and was merely sliding along on talent. So, I decided to do something that would be difficult: earn a black belt in kenpo karate. I realized it would be hard, but not THIS hard. I thought just showing up for class and working hard there for a few years would net me a BB... lol, I was horribly wrong.

    Heck, even now I'm still a bit lazy, and don't train quite as hard as I know I should, but I work a lot harder not only in the martial arts, but in everything I do.

    I would say that without a doubt, this strong work ethic the martial arts have instilled in me is the most important lesson I have learned.
    Parker Kenpo Karate

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    Default Re: What is the single most inportant lesson learned?

    That's a good question Brad...

    I'd say the most important lesson I've learned in martial arts is self-discipline.

    That if I work hard at keeping myself under control and not being a burden to others, and a credit to my family, friends, students, and instructors, I'll do ok...
    Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It's thinking of yourself, less.

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    Tis better to give than to receive. lol.


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    The concept of three points of view. Still working on that and realizing how it applies to other areas of life.
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