When was your first fight? I don’t care who you are, or how perfect your life apparently is, everyone has their first time for engaging in a physical confrontation of some kind, it is unfortunately just a part of how we have been geared as human beings.
Weather you are rich or poor, young or old, at some point in your time here on Earth you will find yourself in a situation where physical aggression is occurring either to you, or someone or something around you that forces you to act.
Can you remember the first time you felt the blood boiling? Then you lashed out at that person, either in self-defence, or openly starting the conflict. You were probably very sloppy with your movements more just throwing your limbs at the other person without any real knowledge of what you are doing because your caught up in that emotion.
You don’t want that to happen, and you definitely don’t want your children to experience that, and life has a strange habit of throwing curve balls when we least expect it, so lets make sure we are all prepared for the worst case scenario.
Realise the power of Martial Arts
Now what I want to highlight here, is the dangers of all that emotional build up into a physical conflict if you are not trained from a young age in martial arts and live fire exercises. Because the whole point of learning martial arts is to learn how to fight so you don’t need to fight, and so you don’t get lost in that emotional spiral if any confrontation ever happens in your life – Martial arts helps to ground people.
Through martial arts people learn to not begin the conflict, to always be brave enough to walk away, but be aware of the conflict, and when there is no way to avoid it do not fear it, defend yourself if you are attacked with a focus on pacification, not emotional violence, just subduing the attack in a stable manner so that you can remove yourself from the situation.
If you have not been trained in martial arts growing up, you will find that when a potential physical confrontation arise in your life, you will get lost in the emotions that come in combat – and from this starting point you will only hurt someone, hurt yourself or both.
Do not let that happen to you.
Passing on the arts to our children
If you haven’t been in any martial arts gyms in the world then you wont know, but children who learn martial arts from a young age develop a humble nature and a basis understanding of honour and respect, and within that it enables them to be confident in their life as they grow.
Also in the world we live in today, it would be nice if we didn’t have to be concerned about anything happening to harm our children, but unfortunately at the moment in the world child abuse is a rife issue, that we cannot be ignorant too.
So as parents its our responsibility to make sure that our children are taught a martial art as a part of our own parental curriculum, because when something happens and I am not there, I have to know that my child is armed with the ability to pacify an attacker and remove themselves from any situation.
But before you can pass anything on you need to make sure you have the knowledge to pass on in the first place, and any real parent knows that the home is the true temple of education for kids, not the schooling system.
So if your a parent and your not familiar with martial arts, then you need to start some basic training now, then enrol your children in a class, so that you can physically grow with them.
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