Only A Warrior May Choose To Walk Away

 

 

We Train To Fight So We Don’t Have To.

 

Why have I chosen this statement to represent the philosophy of my system of Kenpo?  Because I believe it to be true.  When you train your mind, body and spirit in the art of combat, it gives you a renewed confidence and strength.  You no longer have anything to prove, because you know the consequences of your actions.  Because you know you have the skill to deal with the situation, you also have the strength to just walk away.  As I have said many times, the ultimate defense is to simply not be there.

 

Of course there will always be situations in which you have no choice but to fight.  Your training and preparation through Sil Lum Kenpo Ryu will make your ready for that situation.  Remember a warrior may choose pacifism; others are condemned to it.  I think the best way to understand this philosophy is through the creed as penned  by Grand Master Ed Parker.

 

KENPO CREED

 

“ I come to you with only Karate, empty hands, I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong; then here are my weapons, Karate, my empty hands.”

 

See Also Kenpo Maxim

 

 

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