Martial Arts from A Spiritual Perspective
Stay in the moment
Most of us take the good things in our life for granted. Staying in the here and now is a difficult task, as we tend to dwell on the past or think forward to the future. We need to realise that yesterday is gone, tomorrow is yet to unfold, so the true power is in the present. Appreciating the moment will become the spiritual base on which you build your martial arts training.
Meditate and reflect
A large part of all martial arts is reflection and meditation. Both practices are not only essential in martial arts, but in everyday life. To grow and develop as people and martial artists, we need to dedicate time to clear our mind of thoughts, control our breathing and simply be. This is the practice of meditation. Reflection on the other hand is more active. Through martial arts you can learn from your past, make actions in the present and improve your future.
Use positive thinking
To become successful at martial arts you must learn to believe in yourself and encourage a positive mindset. By adopting more positivity into your life, you will become more confident, focused and appreciative. You will improve not just as a martial artist, but as a person.
Incorporate your faith
No matter what your religion or spirituality, martial arts can be incorporated with just about any faith system. Personal faith aligned with the physical practice of martial arts can create a powerful balance of positivity and purpose. This will help you focus on the good in your life and overcome obstacles and challenges.
Connect with nature
Most martial artists have a strong connection with nature and the world around us. Practicing martial arts gives us a great opportunity to become more one with nature and to tap into another source of spirituality. Many people who practice martial arts find that training outdoors helps them to become more mindful and attuned to themselves.
Want to increase your spirituality? Our Gold Coast dojos offer karate lessons for students of all ages and ability levels. We believe that with dedicated training, martial arts can strengthen the spirit and give you the confidence to achieve.