Warrior wisdom to live by every day!
Never do anything against conscience even if state demands it.Albert Einstein
The person of integrity can be trusted to do what is right because he answers first and foremost to his conscience.
He does not look to others to justify his actions. He makes his decisions according to the firm, but not rigid, principles by which he lives. It is this dedication to his principles that enables him to live a life of excellence and which sets him above the common man.
Without personal integrity, it would be impossible to truly live the warrior lifestyle.
You will find as you continue to read Modern Bushido, that the warrior lifestyle is not a passive lifestyle.
It takes dedication and hard work.
It takes self-discipline and perseverance.
There will be many times when it would be easier for you to relax your standards and let some of your principles slide, times when no one would know but yourself.
The only thing that will keep you on track during times like that is your personal integrity and dedication to the principles that you have made a firm decision to live by on your journey to live the warrior lifestyle.
Thomas Jefferson explained how he dealt with such situations stating, “Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.”
Living with integrity has to be a 24/7 process, even when you are alone.
To do right only when others are watching or listening, and live another way when you are alone, is merely being hypocritical.
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Sensei Chris Feldt is the owner and chief instructor of Samurai Karate Studio, a leadership academy located in Northeast Columbia, South Carolina. His school teaches karate to children and adults ages 4 and up. SKS specializes in self-defense, anti-bullying, stranger danger and character and leadership development.
Mr. Feldt was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for college credit in karate and self-defense. Samurai Karate Studio has been recognized as a leader in martial arts instruction by being honored with the Best of Columbia Award for 5 consecutive years in a row.
Sensei Feldt has been a guest speaker in the Richland 2 School District covering school talks on stranger danger, anti-bullying strategies, kindness, and making good choices. He is available for both private and corporate self-defense seminars.
Samurai Karate Studio is also a proud member of MAAB, Martial Artists Against Bullying, a nationwide program made up of martial arts schools throughout the country that are committed to helping children who are victims of bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, we are here to help. But, you have to take the first step and either call us at 803-462-9425 or email us at: [email protected]
Bullying is one of the most serious issues we face today and with the right coaching, students can learn how to defeat the bully using non-violent strategies.