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In this episode of the Ascend podcast, We are Joined by Stephen K. Hayes, he is everyone's image of the iconic master warrior sage Black Belt Magazine calls him "A legend; and one of the ten most influential martial arts masters alive in the world today" and for good reason. In the 1970s, Stephen traveled to Japan to seek out the ninja masters And he eventually began training with the nunjutsu grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi. He is peerless in his ability to share real and honest ninja combat secrets enriched by unparalleled insights. In this conversation we get into many areas from the ancient culture of the ninja, His incredible journey training and learning the ways of the ninja, Training with the natural elements and how Stephen come around to been the body guard for the Dalai Lama and much more
- We Travel right back and dig into why he traveled to Japan to seek out Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi Sensei, the grand master of the ninjutsu fighting art.
- The real question and the one everyone would like to know Is it like Batman?
- Was there a test before they would accept Him
- nijuzi VS other martial arts?
- Transition time to fit back in To "Normal society"
- Valuable lessons?
- The true spirit of a ninja is how would you describe?
- Natural elements?
- Powers of nature.
- Spiritual traditions
- Dalai Lama
- True wisdom
- Stephen ends podcast with one of his Quotes
“We human beings choose to see things as we wish . Few people seem to believe this, though. We decide to be jealous, or angry, or depressed, or happy, or bored, and these choices are often based on our biased interpretations of the thoughts of others. It is amazing how much psychological control many people relinquish to others. If we think that someone else disapproves of us, we are worried. If we think that someone else is pleased with us, we are happy. If we think that someone else holds views contrary to our own, we are insulted. If we think that someone else is contemptuous of us, we are angry. With all these others determining how we feel, it is sometimes difficult to find the actual self.”
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