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Old 05-27-2004, 10:29 PM   #1
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Define your own warrior code for living?

How do you seriously define your very own warrior code for living at the present time, if you have one, or had to
have one ?
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:36 PM   #2
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

I have strong feelings, but don't closely define a code. I believe in doing what is necessary, doing it at the right time, and doing it efficiently. That applies to work as well.

As far as what I would fight for, I would say that I would fight to the death to protect my family, loved ones and myself. There's not much else seriously worth fighting for. (On the other hand, I do think some people deserve a good kicking, but I don't take it as my place to hand them out)
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:44 PM   #3
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

Having the courage to do the right thing.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 05-27-2004, 11:00 PM   #4
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

And the wisdom to know when to back off.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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Old 05-27-2004, 11:30 PM   #5
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Be at peace with god, whatever you define that to be!

Such powers I poccess for working in the political field have been derived from the spiritual field. Mahatma Gandhi.
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:48 AM   #6
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

10 commandments of specwar by Richard Marcinko.
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:24 AM   #7
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

I am definitley no warrior, but I try to live by "getting the job done." I know I'd fight for my family, friends, and myself, but I also have tendency to step in and protect others. I've never really thought about this. I just let what happens-happen.
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Old 05-30-2004, 09:51 PM   #8
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

Hmmm,

I'd have to say having a strong core. Everything starts at the core and expands from there. People with strong cores are strong people. Usually when I say core I mean values and fundamentals, but it can apply to the physical, like Hara.

Thus at my core, I have God.

From there I have fundamentals like confidence, persistance (to live and with goal setting), harmony, and health.

This list goes on... but those are the few I can think of on the top of my head.

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Old 05-30-2004, 09:58 PM   #9
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

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How do you seriously define your very own warrior code for living at the present time, if you have one, or had to
have one ?
and your answer is?
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Old 05-30-2004, 10:13 PM   #10
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

hmmm...

Having true courage. True courage is the courage to do what is right.

And

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

These are the ways of the warrior.

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"
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Old 05-30-2004, 10:29 PM   #11
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

Wear your sword on your right side...it is about time left-handers were given a chance.
This is my code

Seriously...I guess most of my code was placed upon me by my parents. It was they who taught me my morals and values.

I believe strongly in being honest, but not to the point of being blunt. Integrity is very important.

"flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo." Chaung-tse
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Old 05-31-2004, 02:43 AM   #12
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To me my code is to be a product of God by trying to be pure of body mind and soul..To be or lead by example..To lead the misguided with words or action..To help my brothers and sisters(the world)by leading them to the light..To take the hostile and turn their hostility against them..To take action of what i think or see is wrong.To step up the plate to the wicked and create speed bumps in their lives to help them start thinking about their lives and how they are living..To help the helpless victims in time of need..And last and foremost to serve my GOD FOR HE IS EVERYTHING AND I AM NOTHING..TO BE HUMBLE AS A MAN AND AS A WARRIOR....FOR JESUS LIVES
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Old 05-31-2004, 03:12 AM   #13
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

That's a priest not a warrior.

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To me my code is to be a product of God by trying to be pure of body mind and soul..To be or lead by example..To lead the misguided with words or action..To help my brothers and sisters(the world)by leading them to the light..To take the hostile and turn their hostility against them..To take action of what i think or see is wrong.To step up the plate to the wicked and create speed bumps in their lives to help them start thinking about their lives and how they are living..To help the helpless victims in time of need..And last and foremost to serve my GOD FOR HE IS EVERYTHING AND I AM NOTHING..TO BE HUMBLE AS A MAN AND AS A WARRIOR....FOR JESUS LIVES

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Old 05-31-2004, 03:40 AM   #14
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To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!
Okay, bad joke, but if I didn't do it, someone else would have
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Old 05-31-2004, 06:12 AM   #15
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My warrior code is 12345
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Old 05-31-2004, 07:10 AM   #16
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

It was not Conan... Conan just quoted Gengis Khan...

Why need to define that code?

"Word is not the thing" (Krishnamurthi)
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Old 05-31-2004, 07:19 PM   #17
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Fill what's empty, empty what's full, scratch what itches

Bronson

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:28 PM   #18
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

Anyone see Troy? Hector said something like "Respect the gods, love your woman, fight for your country". I kinda liked it.
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:27 AM   #19
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Be nice to yourself and your mother.
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Old 06-01-2004, 05:26 AM   #20
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to alex and jordan-interesting to quote the conan movie, did u know that Schwarzenegger's mail order address was 12345 in venice? weird.
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Old 06-01-2004, 05:53 AM   #21
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

My warrior core is simple.
The strong protect the weak, so the weak may become strong.

"The Art of Peace is the religion that is not a religion; it perfects and completes all religions."
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Old 06-01-2004, 09:42 AM   #22
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

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How do you seriously define your very own warrior code for living at the present time, if you have one, or had to
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Why does there have to be a warrior code? How many of us are truly warriors?

I believe aikido is a fantastic art for resolving conflict and self defense. It can include lethal or very damaging reponses to attacks. Great stuff. It's also a really good tool for learning more about one's self.

BUT, studying aikido does not make me a warrior. I'm not part of a nation's armed forces. I don't train to kill people and take territory (Army/Marines), patrol the seas (Navy), or shoot down planes/bomb the ground (Air Force).

Okay, so you don't have to be a warrior to live by the warrior's code. I believe in honor and integrity, both things expected of military personnel. But much of the modern warrior code has to do with how one should behave relative to the military hierarchy -- something I'm not a part of.

Ah, but aikido is descended from samurai arts, so we'll use that warrior code. The problem with this approach is that the samurai code that most people think of is a romantic ideal that is historically dubious. Furthermore, it also deals with how to behave relative to one's place in society and includes a lot of oppression of the lower classes and the demand for total sacrifice of to one's lord.

Bottom line: I'm not a warrior and don't want to be. Studying aikido no more makes one a warrior than standing in a garage makes one a car.

My code is based on my upbringing, religious beliefs, and life experiences. Aikido complements and enhances my sense of ethics when it comes to conflicts. It does not define them.

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Old 06-01-2004, 11:48 AM   #23
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I agree with Drew,

a warrior attitude or mind is not reachable for us who live in a rather peaceful society even if we study martial arts.
Because we do not experience and do not have to decide upon a risk of life in combat.

Consequently making up a code of living based on not-experience doesn´t make sense.
It´s a kind of romanticism.
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:53 AM   #24
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It's kinda like an astronomy student making/living by an astronaut's code

Bronson

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 06-01-2004, 08:10 PM   #25
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Re: Define your own warrior code for living?

From what (little) I've studied of the samurai, their 'code' would probably be close to my signature- the weak are food for the strong. Cool image, but not the nicest of people. Remember, at the end of the day, what really mattered was who was stronger, better fighter, etc. Loyalty that doesn't accomplish anything doesn't mean much, then or now.
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