The Philosophy of Living

by Jack M. Sabat
Oct 22, 2015

"Courage is the foundation of Risk ~ Nothing transforms without Courage"

We’ve all been there. You spend hours upon hours of throwing punches (tsuki-waza) in the dojo. You’re laser focused on perfecting technique, bag contact, snap-back and control. The problem is you’re just not getting any more power or speed. As karate-ka we spend the majority of our training time perfecting form with our sensei and peers. This has helped develop timing, balance and coordination that are paramount to the development of speed and power. This can only take your quest for the perfect punch so far. In order to further hone your punching abilities you must start to incorporate sport specific exercise and strengthening. We see this technique in all other branches of sport and at times has been absent from the lifestyle of the karate-ka.

“If you want to produce something great in life, then you must reach out to others and start aligning yourself with talented and spiritually powerful people who push you to rise. Instead of allowing FEAR to take you down, use FEAR to pick you up and Foster Strength to fight negatives and weakness. You must be willing to RISK in order for you to grow. It is risk and danger at the edge of the summit which propels one towards Enlightenment, thereby empowering your growth to higher levels when faced with challenging ordeals. In order for real change to come into your life, one must be Profoundly focused on sustaining a Goal and during the journey, remain conscious in the moment with an adaptable character.”

How to make this happen is more difficult than it may appear. The body and mind have the habit of striving to return to familiarity. Breaking bad habits and replacing them can be Mastered and achieved with discipline. Discipline is the launching platform for real change to occur. Anyone knows that thinking or acting out of the box brings a deeper understanding only if it is accompanied by a firm resolve to win. The secret means to produce any desired end result, is generally found through a challenged discipline, which must be associated with ‘Affirmations and Repetitions.' The type of affirmations used with any repetition should be aimed at the individuals needs. A profile for this and the power words that work with this concept can be found in Budo Secrets.

Budo Secrets is a gateway to master thinking and training. Without a distinct thought out plan, one is no different than a ship without a rudder. You will be pushed wherever the winds of ill fate force you. Powerful thoughts followed by power words, and your relentless actions is the method to create success in any endeavor.


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About the Contributor

Jack Sabat is a practitioner of Martial Arts for 50 Years. As a Black-Belt in Chinese Kempo/ Shito-Ryu/ and Presently, 8th Degree Black-Belt in Koei-Kan Karate-Do; Jack has experienced concrete factors and underlying principles of real Budo (Martial Ways). Martial Arts Philosophy or life philosophy will be examined and translated for the purpose of strengthening the spiritual – mental – and physical aspects of life. These expressions or philosophical views can be used to encourage, help, and stimulate the Inner Spirit to Thrive.

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