Show NotesIn this episode of the Adventure Mind Podcast, we talk with Sifu Harinder Singh Sabharwal, President and Chief Training Officer of the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association. Sifu Singh also collaborated with Budo Brothers to produce a practical and affordable training resource for anyone interested in martial arts called Martial Arts for Everyone. Here are a few takeaways from our conversation.
On his experience being attacked ...
I had my Matrix moment, where time completely stopped. Everything stopped, and everything was moving in slow motion. I just didn’t know what to do. I didn’t have strategy. I didn’t have concepts. I didn’t have tactics.Nonetheless, he experienced stillness in chaos for the very first time, and this would go on to be a theme in Sifu Singh’s teaching.
- Stillness in stillness.
- Stillness in movement.
- Stillness in chaos.
Those attackers of mine became the greatest blessing in the world because those attackers came and pivoted my entire life. They were sent from the Divine ...
On being on a mission of discovery ...
- Why are we here?
- Where did we come from?
- Where are we going?
My mission is simple. It’s to use all of my resources to help my students get in touch with their resources, so they can be of service to the world. As soon as we know that reason [for us being here], we are awake in this dream [of life], and when that happens, it’s a really wonderful experience.
On his martial arts seminar with Budo Brothers ...During our conversation, Sifu Singh went into a bit more detail on his digital martial arts seminar he produced in collaboration with Budo Brothers, Martial Arts For Everyone. These are universal martial arts principles that can be employed and deployed by martial artists of all styles and systems that will help them survive a dangerous street fight.” It’s about the principles, not the styles from which the principles come.
On creativity in exploration while travelling the warrior's path ...
People want to follow their teacher and become an exact copy of their teacher, and then they are put in a box by their teacher’s box. But as for me, being a teacher… My goal is to shatter that box, and for you to see what’s outside of it, and that I’m not the giver of truth... I’m the pointer to the truth for you to discover on your own. The power is in that. That’s where the power lies.