Martial artists have always been complex characters. It is very hard to learn how to channel violence with virtue. Many fail, and become forces of destruction.
But those of us who succeed – through a daily commitment to self-perfection – can become models of responsibility for not just ourselves, but for society as a whole.
The Samurai is an example:
“Although historically the samurai were considered callous and cruel in many circumstances, their code of honor stands as a beacon for personal responsibility in an ecosystem of victimhood.”
The 8 Virtues: