Martial Arts and Ninjutsu are about more than just learning techniques, it is also about sharpening and refining the mind and the heart.
“In budo, there are three important essentials: first, seeing and knowing oneself, one’s own strengths and limitations; second, the sword of discrimination, of decisiveness, for eliminating faults, weaknesses and the unnecessary; and last, the sincerity, feeling, devotion, insight, and understanding of the heart.”
-Soke Masaaki Hatsumi
In Ninjutsu, knowing yourself, being decisive, and feeling sincerity are the keys to becoming a true ninja
In order to fully understand Ninjutsu, understanding yourself must be a priority. You must know where you are your strongest but also where you need the most support.
Being decisive is also a key element of Martial Arts. The martial arts practitioner does not distract themselves with things that are superfluous. In the heat of the moment, one must stay in the moment and focus fully on the task at hand.
Ninjutsu also emphasizes truth. Knowing other peoples hearts and feelings gives the martial artist the opportunity to communicate and de-escalate situations.
Adults, how would understanding yourself, becoming more decisive, and increasing sincerity help you in your daily life? How could it change your personal, school, or work life?
Parents, what challenges could your child overcome by learning these essential skills?
Call us at Quest Martial Arts Ann Arbor to schedule your first lesson and learn more about these three essentials! We have classes for ages 4 and up. Ninjutsu is a self defense based art and our adults love it! Our number is 734-332-1800. Our web address is Quest-MartialArts.com