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9. Self Mastery

Master's Message children's class discussion topic of the week.

Instructor's, this is the adult version. Please explain it in very simple terms for children's classes.

True Martial Arts is Mastery of Body, Mind & Spirit i.e. Self-Mastery

True Martial Arts, much like Yoga and Tai Chi, is a system for mastering the trinity of body, mind and spirit/soul. These three aspects are what make a 'human being'. As such a true martial artist gives equal attention to development of each aspect. Mastering these is the path to Self-Mastery (enlightenment), being the final tenet of Cobra Martial Arts and the quest of all humans, whether they are consciously aware of this or not.

Mastering the body is not just about your fighting skill, speed, agility or strength, but also learning about nutrition, eating as healthily and as organically as possible, relaxation techniques, and detoxifying the body of harmful chemicals found in modern day foods, tap water, medications, household cleaning products, bathroom products such as soap and shampoo, make-up, and personal hygiene products such as toothpaste and deodorant.

Mastering the mind is not only about knowledge and learning, or mastering your emotions or pain, but also detoxifying the mind by unlearning:

- lies we have been told or taught, often from sources we have been conditioned to trust, and who tell us not to question them or there will be negative ramifications. - deception and manipulation

- mainstream programming such as from the corporation-controlled media

Mastering the soul is about reconnecting to the real / original you. This requires detoxifying past trauma and withheld / unreleased negative emotions such as fear, guilt, shame, anger and stress, so that you can see yourself and the world more clearly, rather than through the layers and lenses of your past experiences, traumas, and programming.

At Cobra Martial Arts we have two mottos:

"Sound Body, Sound Mind, Sound Spirit = Self Mastery"

"Feel Great, Look Great, Be Great"



Cobra Martial Arts & Fitness Centres - Personal Development Program - 1991.


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