Humility is the First Principle of Choi Kwang Do
Posted: February 11, 2018
Pil Seung everyone,
Training with us in the Martial Arts is not about just learning how to punch and kick or fight and inflict injury on others but about learning how to defend ourselves and our loved ones in real life situations as well as becoming a better person by following principles and having good role models around us.
So over the next few weeks, I thought it would be nice to share with you some of the values and principles we teach and talk about at the Cassar Academy of Choi Kwang Do that helps us to achieve this.
There are five main Principles, these are Humility, Honesty, Gentleness, Perseverance, Self Control and Unbreakable Spirit.
So what is Humility and what does it mean to be Humble?
Humility could be described as projecting a low estimate of one’s importance or to accept one’s ordinariness. There are many misconceptions about humility. It does not mean that you let other people put you down or that you suffer from low self-esteem. And, it is not the opposite of confidence. In fact, a truly humble person walks with absolute confidence and with a gentle heart.
Consider for a moment how pride leads to a lack of understanding of the needs and feelings of others. Sharp comments and hasty judgments are always rooted in pride and are the cause of much separation and unhappiness in relationships. The need to humiliate or discredit others is born from responding with pride. If you remain humble, regardless of what people say, you will avoid reacting with anger or irritation. A truly humble person accepts humiliation without finding it necessary to respond.
You can see true humility by observing the character of a faithful servant. He is devoted to his master’s interests, thoughtful to please him and delights in seeing him prosperous and happy. Interestingly enough, the more humble someone chooses to be, the wiser he will become in all things. It is often true that a forever faithful and dedicated servant will become wiser than his master. By remaining humble, he will feel no jealousy or envy but remain open and loving.
Humility allows a person to be open to new experiences and lifelong learning. A humble person chooses to help, respect and serve others, even those who some consider the lowest and most unworthy.
I hope you've found this of value and its given you a little better insight into how training in the Martial Arts at the Cassar Academy of Choi Kwang Do not only keeps you and your loved ones safe but the power of being humble too!
Next blog I'll be talking about the Principle of Honesty.
Pil Seung (Certain Victory),