Vision: The ability to learn from the past, be present minded and grow towards the future. When likeminded individuals work towards a shared purpose and interest as a team; dreams are within reach.
Awareness: The knowledge or perception of a situation or fact. Awareness is the application of knowledge or consciousness into ones daily lifestyle. It is an agent for change and once we become aware to identify problems-opportunities in our lives, we can begin to live to our true potential.
Balance: A condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. We work towards being able to balance mental and physical training. This balance is one of the factors that leads to our adaptability in the ring.
Mind – Body – Heart: When our mind, body and heart are in alignment we find true happiness. All of our decisions in life should be based around this. Our health is our #1 priority in life!
Courage: The willpower to act in the face of danger or the illusion of danger. Courage is our ability to manage our anxieties, show audacity, act in spite of feeling fear and be who you were meant to be in life with integrity.
Integrity: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. We are all the product of our environments meaning no one makes mistakes on purpose in life. Love everyone with the integrity of their best interest at heart.
Respect: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. Respect is earned through intention, drive, honesty, authenticity, integrity, love and an unstoppable desire for more. To be respectful we must have regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others. The Wai is respect. Respect is Muay Thai. Respect and safety is the foundation of how our team operates. Each member plays a crucial role in the dream of the Dohjo.
Consistency: The conformity in the application of something; typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness. Be consistent with self-mastery and the system of Muay Thai. Martial arts is like sweeping the floor.
“Training is like sweeping the floor. Just because we’ve done it once, doesn’t mean the floor is clean forever. Every day the dust comes back. Every day we must sweep. The same is true for ego. You would be stunned at what kind of damage dust and dirt can do over time. And how quickly it accumulates and becomes utterly unmanageable.” – Danielle Bolelli- Martial art teacher
Truth: That which is true or in accordance with fact or reality. A fact is a statement that can be proven true or false. An opinion is an expression of a person’s feelings that cannot be proven. Opinions of beliefs can be based on facts or emotions and sometimes they are meant to deliberately mislead others. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the author’s purpose and choice of language. Truth is the ability to be honest with self and others while showing authenticity. All truth and decisions revolve around our intentions for people.
Wisdom: The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. Competence and understanding of what Muay Thai is about. The ability to focus on building your knowledge base, developing a strategy/vision and taking action one step at a time towards your dreams.
Temperance: The execution of self-discipline and control; Understanding of willpower and the necessity of building positive habits. Temperance is ceasing to move towards what gives immediate gratification and investing in what moves you towards long-term fulfillment.
“Everyone must choose one of two pains: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” –Jim Rohn
Leadership: The art of motivating and influencing a group of people to act with intent and purpose towards achieving a common goal or dream. Everyone is the leader of their own lives and we must lead our actions, behaviors, thoughts and state of mind in accordance with our dreams. Leaders are creators of environment and culture for a positive team to network and grow.
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” –John C Maxwell
Transcendence: Existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level. Transcendence is the ability to see above the everyday situation from an unbiased perspective. We all have an individual perspective; transcendence is understanding and appreciating individual viewpoints while being and accepting yourself.
Accountability: the quality or state of being accountable; an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions. It is our responsibility in life to grow to unlock our greatness and contribute it back to humanity. We must be accountable in managing our state of mind for the greater good of community.
“Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results.” –Bob Proctor
Legacy: Is something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past. A wai khru (Wai-respect, Khru-Teacher) for example is a ceremonial dance that is passed down from Ajahn (Grand Master), Kru Yai (Teacher of Teachers) or Kru (Teacher) to Nak Muay (Muay Thai Student) through lineage of the Muay Thai system. There are many systems and some with different perspectives but they all share the common purpose of Wai, love and freedom.
“The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency in life. Everything you gain will eventually perish but your legacy will not. When we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others the permission to do the same.” –Jim Carrey