I believe that martial arts were made for war and out of necessity to defend ourselves as individuals, families, villages, communities, towns, cities, states and countries.
However, i feel that with knowing martial arts; That knowledge of how to harm or protect comes with a great deal of responsibility and requires control over ones self.
With this being said. I feel that the martial arts is not only a form of self-defense or combat, but a vehicle to self enlightenment, self empowerment and over all self mastery, additional to being a platform for understanding world truths and an arena to understanding and exercising universal laws.
I believe in utilizing the various martial arts as a base in life to creating a solid foundation for self cultivation and complementing that training with a variety of what i like to call positive fitness alternatives such as Weight lifting, Yoga, Body surfing, Hiking etc…
My goal for the future of the martial arts is to restore attention, interest and respect to the traditional martial arts so that the future generation of martial artists and fighters are young men and women that are well versed in the core values that the tradtional martial arts were known for and built upon, such virtues as discipline, sacrifice, loyalty, integrity, honor, compassion, and respect.