The Four Rules of Martial Arts

“The ultimate aim of martial arts is not having to use them” ― Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy​ Los Angeles-based spiritual master George Falcon used to talk about what he called "the four principles in martial arts". They make a wonderful guide to living life: The first principal is: "don’t be there." How do you know to avoid a situation or a place and “not be there”? Intuition or being able to hear the “soft, still voice” that is spoken of in 1 Kings 19:12. Easier said than done! Even Kung Fu's Master Po, on "the thirteenth day of the fifth month in the Year of the Dog," couldn't avoid the fight that led to his own death (or perhaps he knew it and si

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