The Mind of a Martial Artist
Being a martial artist isn't something you are for a few times a week while you're training. Being a martial artist is a constant state of mind and body. It affects every action of every day. What does having the mind of a martial artist mean though? It means that you can maintain a focused and disciplined attitude in any enviroment. How can one acquire such a state of mind thought? With great instruction in an enviroment to match, like the one found at Seung-Ni Martial Arts Academy.
A true martial artist is always aware of whats taking place. Whether theyre in a business meeting, a classroom, a bar, or shopping, a martial artist is always aware of his/her surroundings. That might mean checking the body language of a coworker in a meeting or locating all the exits while out in case of an emergency. Those with this mindset will have a backup plan should one be needed, and that is never a bad thing.
The mentality that a martial artist has on the training floor, one of focus and discipline, carries over to their day to day. They wake up with things to do and make plans to do them, plain and simple. Anything from household chores or work duties to attending to car troubles or working out; a person with the martial artist mindset does things because they must be done and it will make their lives better.