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.
Greetings everyone, and as always may this article find you healthy, prosperous, and wise. Today I provide you with a thought to reinforce values you already have or to encourage a value you should forge in yourself. As the title taken from The Book of Proverbs suggests, “A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted”.
A lifestyle based on being quick tempered will only lead to self destruction. Your goal should be to control your emotions. You simply must develop the ability to compensate for the character flaws of others. Everyone has them, some choose not to change or seek not to master themselves. For those like them that you encounter, you must learn to compensate…
Overlooking the flaws and ignorance of others not only allows you to control yourself, it also allows you to control that person. I call it “unplugging” the person. You see, people who have not chosen the path of wisdom many times get powered up by pushing buttons. You can “shut the power off” i.e. control them/unplug them by controlling yourself and not giving them the response they are seeking.
Read, study, and subscribe to this blog to increase your wisdom. Along with martial arts, wisdom is my primary message here, there are over 260 articles on this site. More than half of them are covering the topic of wisdom and self mastery. One promise I make to you is this, the more articles you read from this blog the more your tool box will begin to overflow with tools of wisdom and righteous living.
For even more insight into what this passage from the book of Proverbs is saying, I have provided multiple versions of the same verse below.
Hello everyone and may this article find you healthy, prosperous and wise. I present to you today an inspiring video highlighting my achievements as an author. Who thought I would become the man I am today?
I had no idea, however, what I did have was an intense amount of passion and creativity. Combine my natural talents and skills with my relationship with God and his plans for me and voila, here I am. I decided to share this short clip with you to encourage and inspire you. The books you see shown in the video are very powerful tools for your pursuit of self mastery. If you are a subscriber or follower of my blog you are well aware of the content I write about. My books echo the articles in this blog I encourage you to get copies of all of them and experience the life changing concepts for yourself! If you haven’t already I encourage you to subscribe to this blog and to the YouTube channel. If you value wisdom, honor, truth, and biblical morality without religiosity then by all means join the Shu Ha Ri Do Warrior Wisdom Movement! Enjoy the video and until next time Godspeed in your quest for self mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven.
Hello everyone, I am going to make this article short and concise. I present to you today an info graphic, covering a subject that ways heavily on my mind when I think of modern day society. I will provide no commentary I only encourage you to reflect on what I present and consider how you must protect the minds in your households. With God you will succeed…
Greetings everyone, I know it has been a while since my last post. However, I am working on something that will bring even more interesting content to the “Warrior Wisdom Blog”. If you are a subscriber or regular visitor I am sure you are going to enjoy it! For now I will provide you with my illustration of the following quote by Buddha… HANGING ONTO ANGER IS LIKE DRINKING POISON AND EXPECTING THE OTHER PERSON TO DIE…
Let me tell you my strategy for dealing with those that trigger anger. You must:
Realize that everyone has character flaws, do not be deceived…
2. Recognize the character flaws of a person before they even engage you…
3. Value your time and resources and do not feel pressured to interact with someone who you know has character flaws that will cause you harm, and trigger your anger. Realize that being “selectively social” is not popular do not expect a lot of endorsements for embracing this mind set.
4. If you are already involved or have already been harmed and your anger triggered. You have got to have the courage and discipline to disengage, before you make a permanent decision over a temporary emotion.
5. Lastly when you disengage you have got to “emancipate yourself” from the mental and emotional slavery of anger. Perpetual anger is simply toxic, it is indeed a poison for you mind and soul… Set yourself free and become inspired with the fact that you now how have a blue print for protecting yourself from being triggered in the first place…
Greetings everyone and thank you for visiting the Shu Ha Ri Do website/blog. I am Sifu G. I created Shu Ha Ri Do in 1998, and have published multiple books on self mastery, martial arts techniques, and personal safety. The goal of this site as with all of my work, is to promote wisdom, self mastery, and personal safety for children and families.
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Hello everyone, I hope you have all been doing well, and feeling inspired and powerful. I present to you today a simple African proverb,
“SMOOTH SEAS DO NOT MAKE SKILLFUL SAILORS”.
In life we have all faced what can be described as “rough seas”. It is how you view those situations that determine how you handle them. If you VIEW them as hopeless, destructive, or back breaking, then you will have little to no determination, drive, or energy, to find answers and fight your way through.
Moving forward because you chose a hopeless VIEW, you will indeed HANDLE those times hopelessly, and those times will become destructive and back breaking for you.
To change the way you handle life you must change your VIEW. Always look at rough seas as training moments, any training a person goes through helps them to acquire skills. Look at it this way, you do not have to go through the “rough seas” blindly and thus haphazardly acquire the skills in question.
You can seek knowledge on just about any “rough sea” you could ever face. In the 90’s I spent hours upon hours in libraries and book stores 3 or four times a week for years with 20 to 30 books on the table absorbing knowledge. Nowadays, Google, or YouTube has tons of “how to’s”, there is simply no reason for hopelessness, especially with prayers. Keep in mind also that these are lessons anyone would want their child to know, so why not foster such knowledge in your own life?
So, in summary VIEW the “rough seas” as making you a skillful sailor, after all you ARE the captain of your soul…
Greetings fellow wisdom seekers. As always it is my hope that today’s post finds you healthy, wealthy, wise, and powerful. It is also my hope that today’s post will make you even wiser. Below is a short story about a Chinese farmer written by Alan Watts.
The story goes like this:
Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer, who lost a horse. It ran away. And all the neighbors came around that evening and said, “That’s too bad.” And he said, “Maybe.”
The next day the horse came back, bringing seven wild horses with it. And all the neighbors came around and said, “Oh, that’s great isn’t it?” And he said, “Maybe.”
The next day his son was attempting to tame one of these horses and ride it. He was thrown and broke his leg. And all the neighbors came around in the evening and said, “Oh, dear that’s too bad.” And the farmer said, “Maybe.”
The following day the conscription officers came around looking for people to recruit into the army and they rejected his son, because he had a broken leg. And all the people came around and said, “Well that’s great isn’t it?” And he said, “Maybe.”
Many times in my posts I provide an in depth illustration of what’s presented. However, I find that the lesson in this story shines through with surgical precision. I could summarize it like this however, in life remain poised, hold your “horses/emotions” (when things happen) and never get ahead of them. Always take note and learn from everything good or bad, knowing that there is always more than meets the eye. Sometimes what we see our don’t see may just be a matter of limited perception…
Greetings everyone, I bring to you today another bit of wisdom from “The Book Of Hai Clue”. As I have shared before my book “The Book Of Hai Clue” is a book poetic, historical, scientific, and biblical truth and wisdom. I call my lines of poetry “Hai Clues” of which the word truly could be spelled “High Clues”. Clues from a higher consciousness from a higher level of wisdom. In the Hai Clue below I am highlighting areas where many of us have epiphanies and moments of clarity, this not a coincidence…
Hello, everyone, I share with you today another bit of wisdom as usual in parable, riddle like form. TRANSPARENT, BUT APPARENT. TRAINED EYES SEE…
In life there can be many traps set by very clever predators.
All of us would definitely call a spider an apex predator. What or who have you seen in this life can be compared to spiders.
Think of the very intricate webs they weave. Think of how clear and almost noticeable the webs are. How many of us to our terror have accidentally run into a spider web? Think of the panicked way we flail around trying to get untangled. Now think of an insect who runs into the same web and ask yourself if the insect had seen the web would he still have flown into it? Now as you know here at the “Warrior Wisdom Blog” I use a lot of metaphors. I leave you with a question on this topic. What are the webs in your life that you need to avoid…
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Greetings everyone, it is my prayer that my post finds everyone motivated and inspired on the path to self mastery, the life long journey. Today I bring you a thought which I will illustrate and summarize. The thought is simply, “Respond wisely, even when you are treated unwisely”. Let me tell you from experience that this will be one of the continuous challenges of your life. The wiser you become, the better you will treat people, however, the wiser you become it will seem like some people treat you worse. It is a conundrum I have noticed. You will find that you will have to grow in your humility, and patience as you will find yourself pardoning others often. Don’t be discouraged, this is the path of self mastery, this is the true “Warriors Path”. And now for the 3 areas…
WITH STRANGERS OR PEOPLE WHOM YOU HAVE NO CONTINUOUS ASSOCIATION
These are people whom you see randomly like a mail lady, cashier, neighbor, business owners, etc. Please understand that these people are not in your circle. They should be no where near your heart so their unwise treatment should not matter as much. If they annoy you, you can go to another restaurant or store. You also do not have to respond, silence is a great source of strength. You have no obligation to maintain a dialogue with them. So you can “unplug” their negative unwise energy with silence.
Now here is where we take a step closer to the heart. Now my advice is to protect your heart by maintaining a certain level of separation when it comes to work. How you can you protect your heart simply by being professional and objective. Am I saying that you should show no feelings? Absolutely not. However, as we all know some co-workers can treat you very unwisely. So you must maintain a high level of professionalism. At work you will many times find yourself in awkward positions where you feel forced to interact with a co-worker who treats you unwisely. At those times remain focused on the objectives and let the objectives be your common ground just throw your energy into getting the job done and dominating your work. Again remember that “silence is a great source of strength” you can also “unplug” the negative unwise energy of a co-worker with being silent whenever they attempt to treat you unwisely. If the treatment continues and they leave you know choice, you can go to the next level and get management involved. However, utilize silence repetitiously before you do and watch your wisdom will shine like the sun.
Here is where we get to the heart of the matter. It is very difficult indeed to simply ignore or remain silent when family treats you unwisely. I can tell from experience that because of your love for them you will be forced to pardon family members. Some of them will absolutely break your heart with how they treat you. It is something that if you continue to build yourself up and maintain a strong relationship with God, you will be prepared to do. Many times due to our love for family members they are actually able to grow and become better people. However, there is a limit to how much unwise treatment we should take from family. When the unwise treatment endangers you, other family, or household safety, is where the line should be drawn.
Well everyone, I just wanted to illustrate and summarize a thought that was on my mind. Hopefully you found this article useful, Godspeed in your quest for self mastery.