No matter what your religious beliefs, contemplating the very concept of Karma can make you a wiser steward of your fighting skills.

The idea of taking responsibility for your own physical and spiritual future, and being held accountable for all of your relationships.

With living creatures seems the perfect antidote for an American society obsessed with a “helpless victim” mentality.

If nothing else, it is an interesting glimpse into the spiritual world of the teachers who have aided in the development of the martial arts you value so highly.