Some of the important philosophies I have learned through my martial arts studies with Sifu Martin Ferreira at White Dragon School of East County have been:
1. Free your mind
2. Develop your skills (in and out of the school) and strengthen your body
3. Consider your ripple effect and community
4. Live, Experience, and Learn
These have helped to develop in me true self-esteem and personal value. Life lessons that I practice and give back to others as much as I can.
FREE YOUR MIND
In this way, we learn who we are under all the layers of life conditionings, and discover for ourselves who we want to be and create the life we want.
This is an important part to self-reliance and being able to freely do what we want to do. Without skills and physical abilities, we limit ourselves.
CONSIDER YOUR RIPPLE EFFECT AND COMMUNITY
In everything you do, say, and think, consider the effects and what you are creating. Your actions, words, and thoughts have great power on others and within.
“LIVE, EXPERIENCE, LEARN”
The purpose of life…according to my friend, Sifu Martin Ferreira. This has been a great antidote for depression and those moments of feeling there is no purpose. There is always a purpose for each human being; there is always more life to live, experience, and learn from.