Senshi Means Warrior – The WHY of Training

Senshi = Warrior or The Why of Training

Regarding “Why” we train, I would like people to become stronger mentally as well as physically through their training.  That is why I named it SENSHIfit.  Senshi means warrior in Japanese.  A warrior, to me, must have a strong mental component to compliment their physical prowess.  A warrior has also found something or is in search of something within them that pushes them through the difficult times of training and life.  The “What Are You Fighting For?” mantra.  If you’re training just to look good, or to fight, they will both fade.  But finding a deeper meaning like family, making the world a better place, improving the lives of others, or giving back to society will never fade.  I think that these have to be personal and obviously different for each person.

“Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t then it is of no use to us.”

― Carlos Castaneda

“Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”

―Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

A warrior is on a mission to achieve their goals and they are doing the best to not let inner demons like envy, self pity, self doubt, self hate, gluttony, egotism, and other mental games take them off track.

“A man who conquers himself is greater than one who conquers a thousand men in battle.”

– Buddha

“The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.”

― Carlos Castaneda

And so when a person can be free of these anchors, they take on life with a different zest.  They are fighting for something greater, fulfilling their life meaning.  And they will stop at nothing to get there.

A person who knows there is a wild wolf living under the skin has less reason to be intimidated by reality.

-Daniele Bolelli

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”

― Carlos Castaneda

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