“By the Way of the warrior is meant death. The Way of the warrior is death. This means choosing death whenever there is a choice between life and death. It means nothing more than this. It means to see things through, being resolved.”

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

How do you live each day? Do you decide to do something, start and then not follow up or complete it fully, or only to the bare minimum of completion? The above quote should ring a chord into each and every one reading this post, if you feel that you live a warrior lifestyle. Attacking a problem, a workout, life as though you have only 2 choices, Life or Death. So you mission for the week is to take your training to a new level, attack each session as though you are going to die in the process, push through your preconceived limits and find yourself lying on the floor exhausted and sweating but satisfied that you couldn’t do another repetition, sparring match, or drill.  When you reach this point you will begin to truly grasp what Yamamoto Tsunetomo wrote so long ago that echoes through to the present.

 

Train with Intensity and live with Passion

 

Guro Steve L.