The purpose of martial arts has nothing to do with victory or loss in battle, but rather, with psychological growth and spiritual development. Budotherapyis about Self-growth and compassionate presence in the interpersonal healing encounter, common to both psychotherapy and martial arts. This method is also closely related to mindfulness-based therapies, especially Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), and engages in developing the ability to bravely face deep emotions, contain pain and difficulties, and achieve a life of love, emotional partnership, a sense of security, and inner freedom.
Shot All to Hell
True Stories of Western Badmen, Outlaws, Gunfighters, and Lawmen of the Old West For over 150 years the image of western bad men has thrilled readers and filled movie screens. Who hasn’t heard of Jesse James, the Dalton Brothers, Black Bart, or Belle Starr? They are as much a part of American folklore as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. There’s something about the West that has brought out the best, and the worst in mankind. The funny thing is, a cult following has developed around many of these bandits, making them out to be something they were not.