Wise Warrior Gym (formerly REAL Self Defense Center)

Starting your Journey - Wise Warrior Journey II... by Wow (Wise Old Warrior)

Posted Jan 8th, 2016

Starting your Journey - Wise Warrior Journey II... by Wow (Wise Old Warrior)

This blog is a continuation from my last blog. It states that the most important part of your martial arts training journey is simply to start.


At the Wise Warrior we recognize that coming through the door to check out a martial arts or self-defense program can be a scary or unnerving time. Common concerns for the inquiring individual as they come for that first visit can be:  “I’m out of shape how will I look?  Will I get hurt learning self-defense or mixed martial arts?  Is the gym filled with students with big egos?  Will the classes be boring?  Will the class be too difficult or too strenuous?”

For all Alberta and Edmonton area inquiring students, we at the Wise Warrior Gym are certain that your first visit will be a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Whether you want to check out the Wise Warrior-Martial Art Lifestyle, Sport Combat-Mixed Martial Arts, Weapons Combat-Armed Response or our REAL Self Defense programs, every effort is made to make sure you:

  • Learn cool and functional stuff.
  • Get a great workout (at your pace & level).
  • Have a blast while training.
  • Meet genuine, helpful people.

This blog is a continuation from my last blog. It states that the most important part of your martial arts training journey is simply to start. I encourage you to take a risk and do it. The following poem has been posted up in my gym in the front reception area for over 10 years or more.

Risk

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return
To love is to risk dying
To try at all is to risk failure
But we must….
Because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing
The man who risks nothing, does nothing, is nothing
This may avoid suffering….. but……
They simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love or live
Chained by attitudes, he is a slave, he has forfeited his freedom
Only the person who risks can be called a free man

Wow (aka-wise old warrior) say…. Take a risk and come to our door. We will attend to all your concerns and training needs. You won’t regret it.


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