Developing a Black Belt attitude: RIGHT ACTION


Right action is the result of awareness. Calm, still and present awareness, free from the play of thinking. The right response is precisely in tune with exactly what is needed. Stillness, action, then stillness with no residual movement. Not too much, not too little.

For the younger kids it is very simple. You can liken the “right” action to colours. What is right is always green, what is wrong is red.

Your actions should be harmonious with your environment, leading to peace rather than ill will. Do nothing that will cause harm to others. It all fits into one: you lead your team with peace, and also in your daily life to act harmoniously with all.

It is about discipline, service, patience, courage and loyalty, essential traits to the martial arts that need to be carried through into daily life.

Right action is that which ‘feels right’ to the person themselves; action which allows them to sleep at night or look back upon their lives and be at peace.

Have a great week and see you in the dojo.

Robin & Corinne


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