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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Protecting yourself is self-defence. Protecting others is warriorship.....

Many people consider themselves to be warriors just because they have spent time training in a dojo and have learned how to fight. 
They feel that they can protect themselves against almost any attacker. Having developed their skills to the max, they walk around with the self-confidence of a lion, just waiting for some poor soul to make the mistake of harassing them in a bar or on the street. 
They feel without a shadow of a doubt that they can protect themselves, but does this really make them a warrior?

Protecting yourself is self-defence by the very definition of the term. Being a warrior means much more than being able to protect yourself. 
It means being willing and able to protect others as well as yourself. Warriors feel a sense of duty to protect those around them where the ordinary man only feels the need to protect himself and get out of Dodge. 
There is a big difference in the two.

The willing to put one well-being on the line for those one loves or for those under one protection. Many times, one put their well being ahead of one's own. We could easily defend ourselves and leave the danger behind, but we chooses the path of chivalry and warriorship.

We know there is a difference between self-defence and warriorship, and we also knows that the lifestyle that we has chosen demands that we put our warrior ideals over simple self-interest. 

Protecting yourself is self-defence; protecting others is warriorship.