U.M.B.A./K.M.A.S. PhilosophyTOTAL HEALTH THROUGH DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT:
The serious and active student of the martial arts enjoys a high level of "wellness." As defined by holistic medicine, wellness is more than a state of non-illness. Rather, wellness describes a state of total health in which a human reduces fatigue and stress and increases effectiveness and efficiency. Total health is the means by which humans can experience total joy and prosperity. (see "Donald B. Arnell, Ph.D., High Level of Wellness, Bantam Books, New York, N.Y.; 1978).
Total health, or wellness, is achieved through "unification," "integration," "balance," "harmony," "neutrality," or "control" of the vital energies and dynamic forces which interact and breath life into the human experience. The vital energies and dynamic forces exist within the self, within society, and within nature. Thus, for total health to be realized, the energies of the self, the society, and the environment must be in a state of ultimate balance or integration.
Ancient oriental philosophy referred to such a state of balance or integration as "Chung Sun," "Tae Guk," or "Tai Chi." Modern proponents of holistic medicine define such balance as "wellness." The essence of these philosophies is the same: The interaction of the vital forces of the self, the society, and the environment must be "controlled," "unified," "harmonized," or "integrated" if the highest quality of human existence is to be realized.
The U.M.B.A. offers a system though which its members are able to achieve a state of total health. Our training philosophies teach that disciplined behavior and an attitude of respect generate the positive energy needed for an atmosphere where human "control," "unification," "harmony," or "integration" of the dynamic forces can occur.
In short, our martial arts society, the U.M.B.A., seeks human wellness and prosperity through the positive influence of discipline and respect by which total health is achieved. By developing physical power and mental strength in order to maximize our personal potentials, we are able to interact with our society and our environment with greater awareness and sensitivity. Thus, through discipline and respect, we can become more totally alive.
Grandmaster John H. Kimís 9 Guidelines
are the Rules of Martial Arts? Listed below are ten rules of personal conduct that every member of the
Martial Arts must follow.
Listed below are ten rules of personal conduct that every member of the Martial Arts must follow.
Every member should always seek
truth and practice it.