MARTIAL ARTS IS NOT JUST A PHYSICAL BUT ALSO A MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL EXERCISE
Martial Arts deal with moves, countermoves, kicks, punches and self-defence, but contrary to popular belief, these skills are not about fighting or conflict.
The word which derives from the Chinese ‘mu’ (martial) and ‘ye’ (the way for search of truth) is considered to be a process of enlightenment that can be achieved by creating a synchronization of body, mind and spirit.
“A martial art coordinates the conscious and the subconscious mind,” says Kanishka Sharma who trained in the Shaolin style of martial art.
“As with all martial arts, the real power comes through, only through ‘spiritual’ training. And all of these mystical eastern practices find their roots in the Indian Hindu religion and yoga breathing/meditation techniques.” “The very spiritual DNA of a martial style can never be separated or severed from its practice and physical manifestation. For ‘out of the heart, the mouth speaks;’ and through the physical life, the spirit is made manifest. The fruit of our actions bear witness to the God or powers which we serve and obey.”
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