It’s almost been a week since my last post. I apologize for that, I didn’t mean to wait this long to write. And there have been things worth writing about – significant things. So without further ado, let me get down to it.
This post will be categorized as a ‘spiritual journey’ post. I guess I could categorize it as a ‘martial journey’ post, but considering this entire blog is about my journey as a martial artist, that would be kind of redundant. No matter, the point I’m trying to get to is that I have reached the turning point in my life. I can no longer not be what I am: a combat instructor.
In my heart, I believe that every person in the world has the opportunity to contribute to the world for the better or the worse. Some people choose to be singers, actors, writers. Some choose to become academics and teach sciences and mathematics. And other people go into a plethora of other disciplines and ways of life. My way is that of the combat instructor/martial arts teacher.
I truly believe that the world would be a better place if a significantly greater amount of people could rely on themselves for protection against physical threats and could fight with a high level of skill. And I have dedicated my life to creating more highly efficient fighters as well as fostering a new martial culture. This is how I intend to improve the world we all share. I have had these goals and convictions since the start of my martial journey.
Recently, I’ve been, for lack of a better word, “stressing” about not teaching combat on the level I want to yet. And I’ve been telling myself that in a year, I’ll be able to. In a year I’ll be graduating from college and heading into a higher paying job, to then further my goals. But – I don’t have to wait a year! While I was at my minimum wage job a few nights ago, the idea to put together an online Udemy course came to me. I’m thankful that it did because thinking about it just boosted my mood a thousand fold.
One Week Later
I’ve actually been away from my blog for about a week now. So the date as of this moment is April 8th. I’ve spent the last week working on putting together my online course. I have everything planned out and all I am waiting for is a new webcam that I will buy this upcoming Friday.
This entry, in my opinion, is one of my weaker stand alone articles. It’s more like an update or a quick little news story. The spiritual growth aspect of this post is just that I am finished not being what I know I truly am. I am going to spend the rest of my life teaching combat, overseeing tournaments, fostering martial culture, and fighting. At the end of my life, I will have no regrets and a legacy of strength, war, and a lineage that will go on for centuries after my death.
But other than these brief updates, there’s really nothing more to this article. Since I started it on April 2nd, to now on April 8th – things have been pretty much the same. Nothing major has happened and things have almost become monotonous. But I have made some strides in my physical training, which I will talk about later. But for now, this concludes this post. And you’ll hear from me in the next one.