In a Tomoe Warriors Heart....
There is No Surrender!!
Webster’s Dictionary defines “Discipline” as training that corrects and molds, or perfects mental faculties or moral character.
KEEP YOUR PROMISES ! NO EXCUSES !
TOMOE Warrior Award
To receive the TOMOE Warrior Award, a karate-ka must understand the concept of TOMOE
Can you imagine fighting a real person with a samurai sword in his hand! That is exactly what the TOMOE warriors did. This award is given by Grandmaster Piddington or Hanshi McCall. Believe it or not, GM Piddington & Hanshi McCall have fought in the streets against knifes, gun, and club to survive, Jungles of Vietnam , hence, the TOMOE award came into being. It is a special award given to students who have a Bushido warrior spirit. The TOMOE is the symbol of the fighting spirit of Okinawan warriors who defended their homes and families in times of war. The victory symbol was put on their shields used for defense against the sword. It means the constant motion of our universe, the eye of a hurricane, the wheel is always turning, leading to the only certainty - at some time this human life will come to an end. To place too much importance on this fragile butterfly life was deemed fatal. Time is not your friend. It is far better to aim at honor and respect, which has strength in unity flowing in one direction for a better society, even if in pursuance of this, it becomes necessary to give up life - thus the warrior defeats his greatest foe - FEAR! (False-Evidence-Appearing-Real) Fear of death, which if unconquered, could cause that slight hesitation in combat that might be fatal.
The Tomoe Warrior must have the same qualities as the mighty Samurai or Elite Soldiers. The Samurai & Soldier always trained to always behave with Honor. The Tomoe warrior cannot strike out of anger and verbal strikes are just like striking with your Fist or sword. A Samurai was trained to never kill out of anger, but from a sense of duty. It was a matter of Honor.
The lesson of Samurai teaches us that it is not what we do per se that is important, but rather where our consciousness is while we are doing whatever it is we are doing. For example, you can repair a broken pipe in your garden while muttering curses and growling with frustration, or you can perform the same act humming a joyous hymn. ( from: Extreme Spirituality-Tolly Burkan)
ONE KATA TOMOE
(Bronze TOMOE Pendant)
(TEN KATA) TOMOE WARRIORS:
SEVENTEEN KATA TOMOE
GOLD/DIAMOND (SEVENTEEN KATA) TOMOE WARRIORS:
The pyramid is one of the forms most frequently used throughout history to symbolize spiritual completeness. Mind, Spirit, and Body are symbolized with the pyramid. The pyramid also symbolized Mt. Sumeru, the center and the home of power in the universe according to eastern tradition -- not the power itself, but the source of the power, the home of the winds, souls and god. The power of the mountain is expressed in the human body of the master who stands atop it.
The TRIANGLE (pyramid) represents the goals of every master and every student of every school of martial arts: to attain mastery, to stand firmly upon the summit of existence.
PINNACLE/DIAMOND TOMOE WARRIORS:
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS WILL BE THE ONLY JEWELRY THAT CAN BE WORN IN CLASS
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