January 2016

“The first intent of a Martial Artist needs to be harmonisation not domination”
Steve Jones

This quote is about the first act of a martial artist in any conflict situation. Rather than thinking or feeling that we wish to dominate and defeat the opponent a more intelligent attitude is to harmonise or “feel” your opponent in order to find out as much as you can about them before attack commences (rather like an army would send out scouts) and reflex action takes over.  This state of openness can be applied to any situation in life that causes you anxiety or fear.  It may sound simple but it is deceptively difficult to achieve when there is adrenaline in the system.