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First of all martial arts is about the connection of body and mind. It is not about sport or fitness in the general meaning of those words. It is not meditation nor does it have contemplation at its core. It is a combination of both sport/fitness and meditation/contemplation.
The arts of fighting have a rich tradition of considering not only conflict, but also the questions of why we fight and how we should be fighting to remain a good person.
Physical exercise blends in with essential questions of survival and health, but also with matters of morals, of manners, of mercy, and of responsibility.
At the core of our Missing Link training are ZanShin – the balanced mind – and ShoShin – the beginner's mind. Being calm and open minded even when conflicts escalate is the central motive in our training. It teaches how to cope with problems and stay healthy in the face of challenges.