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Tag Archives: Lao Tzu

Martial Arts Enlightenment: Why the Samurai Warriors Practiced Zen, Part 1

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

If you’ve ever thought it odd that fearsome samurai warriors were governed by the gentle teachings of Zen, you need to read this post. Prepare to be enlightened!
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Posted in Japanese Martial Arts History.

Religion and Martial Arts: Are They Inseparable?

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Does the fact that a martial art germinated in religious soil mean practitioners have to abide by those spiritual beliefs? Can the self-defense portion be separated from the religious portion?
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Posted in Martial Arts Philosophy.