Welcome to the Shu Ha Ri Do website. Although Shuhari is a Japanese word, Shu Ha Ri Do is influenced by Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do and other systems. My title is Sifu however, I could have just as easily been called Shihan. The word Shu Ha Ri describes the stages of learning all the way to mastery. It is sometimes referred to in other disciplines, as Go. Shuhari roughly translates to "to imitate, to create, to master". This site is all about martial arts techniques, inspiring quotes, safety, awareness, and uncommon knowledge regarding self mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven. Interested in training in Shu Ha Ri Do martial arts visit 17842 S Dixie Hwy 33157 Monday and Wednesday 4:30 to 7:00 pm or contact Sifu G. at email@example.com.
In Shu Ha Ri Do there are 7 phases. The fourth phase deals with animalistic obstervations and principles. I teach students animalistic fighting forms that I created in 1998. One of them is the bird, more specifically the eagle. The focus however, is not to simply fight with movements like an eagle, but to copy the useful character and nature of the eagle. In this post I outline some of the character traits.
THE ARE FEARLESS CREATURES
When confronted eagles will never surrender no matter the circumstances.
How courageous are you when faced with opponents?
EAGLES HAVE VISION
Eagle is 4 to 5 times stronger than humans they can detect a prey nearly 2 miles away!
Are you short sighted with your life? What type of vision do you have?
THE ARE PRECISE
Nothing compares to the precision of we witness seeing an eagle snatch a fish out of the water!
How precise are you with your life, work, family, etc.? Are you sloppy?
EAGLES LOVE USING STORMS TO THEIR ADVANTAGE
Though most animals hide in fear during storms. Eagles actually get excited during storms using the winds to lift them high above it.
Do you see storms of life as breaking you down, destroying you? Or do you see them as opportunities for growth?
Eagles fly at high altitudes that no other birds can reach.
Do you think all that you are good for is to be a bottom dweller?
Male and female eagles assume powerful roles during family planning. Once the female eagle chooses a high place in the cliffs out of reach of predators the male goes to work building the nest. Making several trips back and forth the male layers the surrounding areas of the cliff with thorns, grass, twigs, more thorns, grass and twigs. He continues this process until the surrounding area is impenetrable by predators and the nest is layer on the outside with thorns, and the inside with grass.
What can of architect are you? What are you building? What will be your legacy? Who will call you mommy or daddy? Who calls you that now? How have you prepared for them?
If you have read any of my articles before, you are aware that I like to help people apply what they learn easier. I do so by sharing information with practical concepts and illustrations. With that being said, meditate on this biblical, Warrior Wisdom principle.
You will find that the way to demolish chaos in your life can be found if you just embrace.
You simply must not lead with your heart. You must lead with your mind. However, you must acquire wisdom so that your mind leads your heart well. Once your are wise then you will be more disciplined with your emotions. Wisdom eventually gives you methods for dealing with chaos that can occur in your life. You become, a “master of the situation” a “master of the circumstance. Right now so many people are ruled and tormented by circumstance and situation, and thus they respond to life emotionally. This is why always say, embrace mind over emotion, method over madness. I could share pages, and pages on this topic but I think you get the point. I write about it in my book “Harness the Power Within and Without”. I hope this post has encouraged and enlightened you. Please feel free to share, comment, and subscribe. Godspeed everyone.
In my book “The Awareness Formula”I share vital information regarding safety and awareness. Below is an excerpt from my book regarding social media. It is my hope that The Warrior Wisdom Blog will inspire, entertain, and keep you and your family safe. Until my next article Godspeed.
SOCIAL MEDIA PITFALLS
Regarding social media you must understand that the world is not your personal playground. Just as you would not like to have the front
door to your home open 24/7 for anyone to take a peek at your daily activities why then would you make yourself available to a complete stranger simply because he or she had a nice profile message and picture?
Even if you do know the person from your high school days or from the neighborhood it is always best to maintain a certain level of privacy and distance. For example everyone is not worthy of knowing:
1.Where you live (Stalking and other crimes)
2. Your luxury car (Stalking and other crimes)
3.Where you work (Stalking and other crimes)
4.Where you shop (Stalking and other crimes)
5.What vacation plans you have (this broadcasts that your house will be empty)
6.What the inside of your home looks like (blueprint for a robbery)
7.How many children your have and where they go to school (RANSOM)
8.How good looking your you or your wife or husband is (Strife in the relationship due to someone flirting with you or your wife or worse one of you entertaining the flirts)
Please understand that when you post something on the
internet it is there forever, and that there are so many opportunities to snoop, plan, trick, lie, and gather information that even people who are not criminals like the person you knew in tenth grade or that co-worker you used to say hi to can be tempted to engage in criminal behavior. So just imagine what a seasoned criminal can do with the information you give him.
My advice to you is to always remember that the world is not your playground, your focus should always be safety first, recognize threat indicators, process information, then determine whether you, or your family should engage in the activity in question or not. What the world tells you is “go have fun do what makes you happy Y.O.L.O” (you only live once) right? Well hopefully you can see the lack of wisdom in those statements. Thank you for visiting the Shu Ha Ri Do Warrior Wisdom Blog and for taking the time to read this article. Please feel free to browse around, there are several other very powerful articles that I guarantee you will find useful.
For more clarity about the poem you just read. What do I mean when I say vibe? A vibe< like a noun can be a person place or thing. What kind of places are negative? Clubs, many parties, some neighborhoods. What kind of things could be negative? Music, movies, certain activities, and much more.
You have to keep it real with yourself. You know when something is righteous or not. However, if you choose to ignore the obvious red flags, then you simply cannot be surprised at what chaos comes to your life.
Think of life in society like this. Everyday you are being bombarded with new and old concepts, beliefs, trends, styles, and popular culture. Many never stop the onslaught to examine what they are seeing and hearing to find out that it is actually toxic and as destructive as a bullet. Unfortunately, as children we are programmed to believe everything that is promoted (make believe). So for many the programming we received long ago continues with us saying “of course that’s true” professor so and so taught me that. The question is did you stop the “bullet” to examine it for yourself? Have you ever verified the things you “know” to be true? Like NEO in the Matrix clip below, just say no at what is being fired at you and take a closer look and watch the lies fall to the floor.
Once you start looking, at things. Once you begin to question the “unquestionable” you will be stunned at the real truth about what you “thought” you knew. You will begin to see the hidden “Code” of truth all around you. I know this to be true, it happened to me. The truth about life, creation, wolves, sheep, shepherds, and who your “real” ALLY is becomes crystal clear. You will not be the same once your eyes are open.
Regarding the subject of eyes. Indeed once they are open you will not even need them to block the attacks i.e. destructive elements of society. Those things that bring chaos to yourself and your family. You will simply “Know” what they are and that you and your household should have nothing to do with those things. These destructive elements can be in the form of people, concepts pushed through trends, styles, movies, songs, and other methods. Blocking those things out of your life will become effortless once your eyes are open to how destructive they are and that they exist for that very purpose. Places you will find tons of lies are food, medicine, history, science, our creator/Father, the Earth, and more.
Having a mental convulsion yet? In this article I am using clips from the movie “The Matrix” as metaphors for what’s really going on in the world. I want everyone to see that there is a method, a strategy to overcoming the “highly orchestrated” “highly weaponized” chaos aimed at everyone. Only you can say “no” to the “bullets” like Neo did (red pill). Or you can continue saying yes and being used as target practice (blue pill). It’s totally up to you.
First of all it is a major disappointment to God as he is the author of marriage. He encouraged the first husband and wife to “be fruitful and multiply”. Biblically speaking it is a sacred bond between a man and a woman where “the two become one flesh”. The act of adultery is also called unfaithfulness. I am sure we all can agree that faithfulness is a good thing. With that being said, there should be no debate as to whether unfaithfulness is a bad thing. It is. Now, I am not writing this to beat those who have struggled or given into this over the head. I am writing this to shed light on how, and why you should change. Adultery/unfaithfulness betrays the expectations that God has regarding relationships.
2. IT BETRAYS YOUR WIFE/HUSBAND
When you enter into a relationship even if it’s girlfriend or boyfriend faithfulness is expected. Who starts dating with the idea that unfaithfulness is ok? So don’t think of this article in terms of what you have been taught about marriage. Marriage is much more than a license. Ask yourself these questions, how were people married before the 1800’s? What was the “REAL” reason for the marriage license when it started? Do you know? What was “common law marriage” how different is it from long term dating? What about those who marry just for citizenship are they really married? Is God going to ask for your marriage license?
What does the word marry mean? Think in terms of engineering? Well, when you research these answers you will have a clearer picture of the value of a relationship, and how you should approach them license or not. Here is another question to ask yourself, what about contracting and transferring a disease. Now that would be double betrayal! What I am saying here is, regardless of a license if you are unfaithful, you are betraying the person you are with.
3. IT BETRAYS YOUR CHILDREN
If you have children please understand that you are betraying them as well. Not only does your mate have an expectation that you will be faithful but, your children do as well. You must be real about the painful effects. Think of the embarrassment that your children will experience especially if things end in a public display which usually happens. Think of your daughter orson copying the same behavior, or worse endorsing, and enduring it. Meditate on this…
4. IT BETRAYS YOUR LEGACY
You must understand that you are building a legacy with your actions. If you are living a life of betraying relationships that goes on your “moral resume” which is basically your LEGACY. Your children run the risk of following in your footsteps. You simply must see the impact faithfulness and loyalty to your mate has on your moral resume/legacy. You and your mate are the builders, the designers of what will be your bloodline the merger of two seeds! So choose your mate wisely, and when you have a good one DO NOT sabotage it with betrayal!
THE 7 STRATEGIES OF PROTECTION
1. YOU SIMPLY MUST DECIDE THAT YOU WILL NOT DO IT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
I have written several posts about “CODE” which is basically a set of principles, I live by a biblical code. If you use this information properly I can assure you that it will keep chaos away from you home. Meditate on this
post and decide that you will live by a code of integrity, morality, faithfulness, trustworthiness, and wisdom. Decide that under no circumstances will you betray your relationship. Even when they make you mad after an argument, betrayal is never justified.
2. THINK OF HOW YOU WOULD FEEL IF IT WERE DONE TO YOU
For most of us this would cause a tremendous amount of pain. Ask yourself would you want your daughter or son to feel this. So regardless of whether your husband or wife said something hurtful or made you angry. Do not make a permanent decision over a temporary emotion. There are much better ways to deal with conflicts. If your spouse is abusive you could get counseling, separate, or worst case scenario divorce. As I mentioned in step 1. live by a code.
3. YOU MUST CLEARLY DEFINE WHAT IS APPROPRIATE AND INAPPROPRIATE WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX (BE AWARE ALSO THAT AS OF NOW ANY SEX WILL PROPOSITION YOU)
You must be real with yourself about those outside of your relationship. You and your spouse/mate must have talks about what is inappropriate. You cannot assume when you meet someone that they have the same habits, comfort zones, or cultural background as you. There are things that will cause problems in an otherwise good relationship, that people just do not think about. I will explain further in the following steps.
4. BE ON GUARD AT WORK, EXPECT FLIRTATION, ESTABLISH BOUNDARIES
You simply must not underestimate the impact jobs or careers can have on relationships. I would go as far as saying that jobs and careers are hostile to relationships. For example, there are many uncomfortable situations that women and men are forced into on jobs. Like being forced into awkward
lunch situations with the opposite sex due to a schedule. Being expected or coerced into buying a gift for a co-worker of the opposite sex whose name was pulled out of a hat i.e. “secret santa”. Working in confined quarters with the opposite sex where uncomfortable silences get broken by forced conversations, forced familiarity. Are you doubting this? Well, you have only to think of all the times when women and especially men have taken advantage of these types of scenarios. So many women have come forward to complain about sexual harassment on the job. This happens to men as well however, most either enjoy it or feel uncomfortable making complaint. Internalize 1. 2. and 3. and establish boundaries at your job.
5. BE CORDIAL BUT MEASURED WITH NEIGHBORS, ESTABLISH BOUNDARIES
Relationships with neighbors can also be an awkward science to master. However, master it you must because unless you live on a multi acre estate you will have neighbors. What you simply must be real about is the fact that everyone has character flaws. The character flaws that you are committed to tolerating and being patient with as they change are the ones in your home.
When it comes to those outside but right next door or across the street from your home you must be measured. You simple must not be overly friendly with your neighbor of the opposite sex. If you do you could very easily reinforce the wrong idea day after day and find yourself in an awkward situation faced with their character flaws and temptations. Or even worse have your flaws mingling with theirs, so maintain the intimacy and privacy of your home by setting boundaries with neighbors.
6. GOING TO NIGHTCLUBS IS TOXIC FOR MONOGAMOUS RELATIONSHIPS
Though some many not agree with this, I will pose some questions everyone must be real about. What time do clubs open? What time do they close? What are the main types of drinks at clubs? Are most people sober? Why do women drink free after midnight? Are guys looking for wives there? Are
women looking for husbands? Would you tell your daughter or son to look for her mates there? That smell in the air, is it pine? Why is Rohypnol called the club drug? I encourage you to meditate on these questions and your answers and watch the epiphany come over you.
7. ESTABLISH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHECK-POINTS
What I am about to share in this step is so important. What do I mean by check points? Let’s start with your eyes, they are a check point. They are a check point for your mind, the eyes are the first check point.
If something is forbidden or dangerous limit your looks to one or none if possible. The second check point is your mind/thoughts. If you continue looking you will continually think about what/who you are observing limit your thoughts to
one or none if possible. The 3rd and very dangerous check point is your feelings. What
you continually think about you will eventually begin to feel. You simply must stop this at the thought check point if it gets past your eyes. The fourth check point is communication at this point there should be all kinds
of sirens, bells, and whistles blowing in your mind warning you to stop! It is
at this point that your flaws/temptations begin to merge with the flaws/temptations of another. At this point the problem is no longer just inside of you, it is now outside of you. You have made known to the opposite sex that which should never have taken root in you. If the feelings are reciprocated now come the discussion of physical expression of the feelings, at this point all check points have been bypassed. You see I break it down like this to show that there is no such thing as “it just happened”.
No, it does not just happen. There are check points unfortunately for some those check points have no guards at the post. I will summarize this step in 5 words SIGHT, THOUGHT, FEELINGS, COMMUNICATION, ACTIONS.The four words you can use to summarize and internalize this teaching are “ESTABLISH & MAINTAIN PROPER BOUNDARIES”. You can build a great relationship! I speak from experience! You can do it! Apply the strategies that I share in this post, be consistent and watch the fortress of a relationship that emerges over time.
Khabib has threatened to leave the UFC unless the apparent double standard stops. Obviously, I do not condone wreckless acts, however, in this video the You-tube channel host @joeingram1 investigates what has been missed by many about Conor’s behavior. There is more to the story, things are not what they seem. As you watch this video, think of everything that I teach and write about in reference to Shu Ha Ri Do. Think of the title of this blog “WARRIOR WISDOM”.
It is my view that all warriors should live by a code, that includes among other things honor, integrity, humility, and wisdom. Having a code is important because as warriors we are trained in combat strategies so as my slogan states “Wisdom Before Combat” is very important.