There are many similarities between the Samurai of feudal Japan and the knights of medieval Europe. In this episode we compare their code of conduct with our modern day code of Chivalry.
“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to Society.” – Theodore Roosevelt
If we are fortunate as a martial artist, or anyone that pursues excellence in a skill, we eventually find a place in our minds that is both freeing and calming. That taps into our training and our understanding of our sport or art. What can it look like? And is there a way to train for that state specifically?
In martial arts, like many endeavors, different approaches to skill can be identified as “Analytical” or “Instinctive.” While different, they are not opposed. We discuss how both can be integrated and combined to support the progress of an individual as they gain skill and experience in nearly any pursuit.
In order to guard ourselves in conversation, just as in combat, it is useful to be versed in the strategies and techniques of those who would do us harm. We examine logical fallacies that often arise in in discussion, both as a means of self-defense and a caution not to inadvertently fall into their use.