What is an “inner warrior”? And how do you find it?

The Macmillan dictionary defines a warrior as a soldier, especially in the past, or someone involved in a fight or an argument. MMA fighters are often referred to as ‘warriors,’ with the connotations involving aggression and passion and kill or be killed mentality.

But the word warrior is also used to convey something much more different and far more spiritual: the concept of an inner warrior.

In Ki-Aikido, practitioners and senseis speak of the spirit of non-dissension, a non-fighting mind. They also mention mushin, the Japanese word for “no mind.”

However, the real translation is more connected to an infinite mind: one that is dispassionate, at peace with oneself and the world, and even prepared for death.

At MaArtial, we tend to agree with the founder of Aikido in this regard. O Sensei, Ueshiba proclaimed that:

True victory is victory over yourself.

We continually strive to overcome our demons and slay our dragons in a way that is also summed up by martial art coaches. A true warrior, in this sense, is someone who fights for his or her own self-mastery.

In order to find your inner warrior, it is vital to know yourself, and be secure in both your strengths and your weaknesses. Knowledge and self-confidence can even be used to turn your weaknesses into strengths.

Always strive to be better today than you were yesterday. Challenge yourself to do one thing that scares you every day.

It is the inner warrior that allows you to be brave and take risks in unfamiliar situations. Cultivate your inner warrior by seeking out these opportunities.


We recommend the book Warrior, Magician, Lover, King by Robert Moore. The Warrior chapter is enriching and fascinating, as is entry on the summoning of the warrior..In addition, we offer a MaArtial coaching strategy, namely the archetypes strategic intervention strategy. We are qualified to lead our subscribers through the whole experience. Breathe deeply, summon the Warrior within and continue with your non-stop development. Awaken the Martial spirit!

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