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Purpose of Martial Arts Training

 
written by master Kwak

Moo Do Jung Shin Spirit of Martial Arts

The goal of martial arts training is not merely learning how to fight.

Self-defense skill is important but there is more to it in martial arts training.

Complete martial artist strives to improve physically, mentally and spiritually

while polishing combat skills. Without character development, ones martial

arts skills may become more of liability than assets. True martial artist avoids

unnecessary conflicts by all means and does not take combat lightly.

Yet, when confronted by unjust threats, martial artist will fight back with an

absolute resolve. Fighting for a cause, is the essence which differentiates

(Ancient Tomb Drawing of Korean Warriors)

between a common fighter and a warrior. Fighter fights for ambition, recognition, pride and money

while warrior fights for a cause. This is the code and spirit of a warrior; that we are pacifists who are

ready to fight back. American Martial Arts Academy strives to instill this spirit within its students,

to go along with their physical self-defense skills. Second, attributes of martial artist is that we do go

beyond the call of duty. A true martial artist always strive for perfection, not merely passing grade or

meeting status quo set by an individual, organization or society. This attitude and approach reflects in

the way we practice, teach and manage our school. Our student are always taught to do their up most

best in everything. Strive for excellence is our way of life and the spirit of martial arts.


from American Martial Arts Academy
2001 Members Manual