Monday, 29 April 2013

The Warrior Code

The Warrior’s Basic Attitudes


1) Think honestly within yourself in your dealings with all men.


2) Constant training is the only way to learn strategy.


3) Become familiar with every art you come across.


4) Understand the way of other disciplines.


5) Know the difference between right and wrong in the matters of men.


6) Strive for inner judgment and an understanding of everything.


7) See that which cannot be seen.


8 ) Overlook nothing, regardless of its insignificance.


9) Do not waste time idling or thinking after you have set your goals.

These basic attitudes come from ‘The Book of Five Rings’ by Miyamoto Musashi.

 Musashi was a renowned Samurai and an Artist. He fought and defeated 60 opponents in individual combat by the time he turned 30. After that he turned his life to contemplation of the arts in general and his own martial art specifically.


He wrote The Book of Five Rings just before he died.
It is widely available and definately worth a read.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Work Ethic.

One of the biggest parts of the Warrior Code is never to act out or speak in such a manner that isn’t truly YOU (Integrity).
Treat others with respect and don’t dishonor others, because doing so dishonors yourself and family.

I’m a Husband, Father & Coach.
I’ll do my darndest to be the Absolute BEST I can at those three.
I simply try to Live MY Code and give my family all the effort and love I possibly can, which honestly, is never enough.
We as people are flawed. We are NOT perfect & should never pretend to be.
I f*ck up plenty of times. It hurts to make mistakes.
I’m beyond happy to give my all when it comes to being a Husband, Father & Coach.
It is when I am with my wife, my daughter & the athletes I train that I feel in my heart that I am in the right place.
I hope you can find your own “right place” without caring what others think.
All that matters is that you tell the truth and do what you feel in your heart is the right thing to do.