Although martial arts are taught worldwide primarily as a form of self-defense, and even as combat techniques for soldiers and law enforcement officers, most people forget that the study and practice of martial arts can also lead to a path of inner peace. The Legendary Grand Master Ip Man, teacher of the more widely known Bruce Lee, taught the Wing Chun style and aside from the fighting nature of the system Wing Chun also had a philosophical side that taught students to accept themselves and others as they are. They learned to be humble, yet confident; soft, yet hard; relaxed, yet explosive; peaceful, yet intimidating; all while maintaining inner peace and harmony.
Contrary to what many adults and children see today on television through MMA fighting, like that of the UFC, the aim of traditional martial arts styles is the attainment of inner peace. Martial arts both mentally and physically empowers you to maintain a strong mental fortitude, stay physically healthy and strong, and bears the ability to persevere through the grimmest of responsibilities while helping to resolve numerous conflicts by maintaining control.
Inner Peace and Martial Arts in Today’s Society
With today’s hectic lifestyles and the bombardment of information through smart phones, tablets, computers, televisions, and mass media, martial arts training can help one to maintain focus and balance. The connection between your daily lives and martial arts can be an extraordinary one when the ability to find inner peace and balance has been achieved. It can help you discover the truth of your actual accomplishments and achieve higher understanding of one’s own skills and abilities. It helps people recognize their strengths while making them aware of their weaknesses to improve upon. At American Karate Institute we teach our students core values which help to foster positive characteristics like inner peace, balance, harmony, and control while maintaining their ability to defend themselves and be physically and mentally strong.
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At the American Karate Institute, we teach a way of life. Our Miami martial arts school has developed a well thought out curriculum that teaches more than just the art of self-defense. We delve deep into our students’ technique, skill set, intelligence, intuition and overall physical fitness. Contact us today if you’re interested in self-defense classes and schedule two free-trial classes!