Martial Arts and Philosophy

Given that one of the martial arts we study is called “Martial Ethics Method” and the fact that philosophy and martial arts have historically been strongly intertwined, I thought it might be fun to have monthly philosophy talks. We’ll vote on a book to read and then meet and have a discussion about how philosophy and the martial arts connect.

For this first meeting, we chose the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. It’s not a long read, but it is dense. Even if you can’t make the meeting, you should read the book and see what you think. Here are my notes, if you’re curious what I got out of it. I’ll try and post notes and/or an audio recording of the meeting as well.

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