There is a lot of power in words and definitions of who we are and what we do.
I ask you to ask yourself a simple question. Are you in the business of defending yourself or are you playing your own game ? Self defense from its definition is reactive and at most proactive in situational awareness. I ask you to go beyond the common and find something that enriches your life instead of tunneling you to work against fear and danger. I ask you to create a paradigm of life instead of fearing death and injury.
Most of all, I ask you to be in control of yourself. Make decisions instead of being reactive to what others are saying or pushing on you and life your life to the fullest.
Ancient martial arts from sword work to moving silently though the night are not about defense. They are about harnessing your life force into a force for good for your family and to create a future for our children.
“Resistance is futile” The Borg.
Do not resist. Act and continue to act. Reacting to fear is not action but reaction.