There's been a bit of a flurry recently in published information on the 'Ethical Warrior.' Thought it would make for some good reading over the long weekend.
Jack Hoban just published this article in the "Marine Corps Gazette," called Developing the Ethical Marine Warrior. It's a great read, and comprehensive, providing terrific overview of the concept.
This next one was written by Manuel de Joya, an Aikidoka and local Chicago writer, who participated in Jack's recent Chicago seminar. Manuel writes on martial arts for the online "Chicago Examiner." I trained with Manuel during the seminar - he's a great guy, a talented martial artist, and a good writer to boot. He also took some great photos, a slideshow of which can be viewed at the end of the article. Check it out.
Have a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. And take a moment to remember our fallen soldiers, as well as those still serving.
May 23, 2010
What is the essence of Ninjutsu? Of Taijutsu? Of martial arts? What is the purpose of training? Why are we better people because we train? Are our martial techniques and tactics reflective of our personal morals? If not, why not? Are we even certain as to what our personal morals are – what is the magnetic north of our moral compass? What are warrior values? How do they impact our tactics and techniques and make for better Taijutsu?