To achieve your goals and reach your potential in martial arts, we need to work as one with your mind, body and soul, to be able to understand a little more indepth that connection we will relive a bit of history.
We can not know with certainty when the martial arts originated, if we can say that for thousands and millions of years this practice have been used by different cultures and civilizations around the world, some scouts have managed to keep their tracks through some Egyptian hieroglyphs. We can speak from illustrations of tombs in Egypt to what we know of the battles of Greeks and Romans, where his focus was more towards strength and survival. In Asia we know where battles and struggles began combining martial arts with Taoist methods or Zen Buddhism among other practices, unifying the different styles with integral work for who practices through a philosophy.
Countless are the different practices that exist today but their philosophy takes us far beyond the art of war into a fight with integrity to their philosophies, which has the most power, respect, discipline, patience and more. They are ancient martial arts that have evolved unifying body and spirit. It is important to train the body of one who practices martial arts to strengthen physical abilities, increase flexibility and endurance, this work would enhance your body’s balance, strength and speed giving you greater physical performance in your practice.
Working your mind will help you create your character, to have confidence in yourself, during your practice it will help to self discipline you, to relax, to unify body and mind also you will know your own limits when training or during a combat to respect the rules and control your impulses. The soul or spirit is the perfect complement, there is the purpose, from there we channel all the negative energy and transform it to calm and respect for you, your opponent and the philosophy of the martial art you practice. In unity there is strength, and all these elements are part of who we are as human beings, martial arts are not just defense capabilities it goes beyond this story and giving it the right purpose you will fulfill your goals in your discipline.