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Episode Info: What does it mean to live your life as a "Modern Day Samurai?" This was a question I often asked myself when I was living as a full-time martial artist and even lived in my dojo. Here is an older recording of a speech I gave a number of years ago. The topic I was asked to speak about was living as a "Modern Day Samurai." This was one of my speaking themes in the early days of my speaking career. This really made sense for me as I was pretty much living the life of a Japanese martial artist. However, it is the message that went along with the idea of what is means to live as a "Modern Day Samurai" that made a difference. The main aspects I discuss were from my understanding of how samurai lived in the past and how that can benefit each and every one of us today. The three main ideas I discuss in this speech turned podcast are clarity, courage, and compassion. Thanks for listening! I invite you to share this podcast, offer a comment or leave some feedback. Show Notes: Overcoming adversity. Clarity, courage, and compassion. The blessings of a one-handed life. Having a third degree black belt in Aikido. Resources: Aikido – The Japanese martial art of Aikido known as the "way of the peaceful warrior." Boulder Aikikai – The dojo of my sensei, Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, 7th Degree Black Belt. Samurai and Bushido – Facts, summery, and history at history.com. Contact. Follow. Share. instagram | facebook | twitter | pinterest How to review the podcast on iTunes If you enjoyed, benefited or were impacted by the podcast, it would be beyond cool if you’d take a minute and write a review on iTunes. To do that, click on the iTunes link or launch the iTunes podcast app on your computer or phone. Search for One Hand Speaks, select the album art for the show, select ratings and reviews and then write your review. Big thanks and appreciation. Please spread and share if you feel others will benefit and enjoy and leave a comment or offer feedback. Play your hand, AlejAndroRead more »

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