The study of budo or traditional martial art—can be thought of as a pattern for life, for within the schools and the philosophy of Budo is all that you will need to survive in life and to spiritually grow—it truly is the art of living and loving. It can take a while before the mind perceives what the eye can’t physically see, and this is the challenging journey that we all embark upon. Everything that you learn within budo, the Bujinkan or indeed other traditional martial arts gives you the necessary tools needed for change and manifestation.
Anything that you experience in life can be a reflection of your lessons within the dojo. Consider any problem that you face in life: because we deal with challenges emotionally, the problem will manifest as difficulty in your physical and spiritual training. Of course, the result of all these lessons is perseverance and endurance in all things, and so through training you will learn the real meaning behind the character nin.
A Warrior Is Mindful
A Warrior Is Relaxed and Self-confident
A Warrior Does Not Worry
A Warrior Is Self-disciplined
A Warrior Is Grateful
A Warrior Believes
A Warrior Co-creates
A Warrior Is Devoid of Ego and Desire
A Warrior Gives Service
A Warrior Is Humble
A Warrior Forgives and Is Compassionate