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Bohdi Sanders
Award Winning, Best Selling Author of: Modern Bushido, Warrior Wisdom, Warrior, The Warrior Lifestyle, and Wisdom of the Elders
Award Winning, Best Selling Author of: Modern Bushido, Warrior Wisdom, Warrior, The Warrior Lifestyle, and Wisdom of the Elders
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Bohdi Sanders ~ Excerpt from the Book, The Warrior Ethos


It is no easy thing for a principle to become a man’s own unless each day he maintains it and works it out in his life. Epictetus

Developing your character takes work. It takes patience, dedication and perseverance. It is not an easy thing to do, at least not at first. There will constantly be temptations to step away from your principles. This is why the perfection of your character is a never-ending process. The opportunities to slide backwards are also never-ending; therefore the opportunities for new victories over yourself are endless.

Each day you have to work at maintaining your character. You have to work at developing your principles. It will become easier and easier as your principles become second nature to you, but you will still have temptations to compromise those principles, even once you have made them your own. Developing your character and living by a set of principles is not a goal, but an ongoing process. It takes work and discipline to resist the many temptations to compromise your standards.

You can liken this to the wise fish who never takes the bait. This fish has learned the strategies of the fishermen. He recognizes all the various baits and lures that he has been tempted with over the years.

Yet no matter how many times he resists the newest temptation that the fishermen cast into his pond, the next day he can be assured that he will be presented with another one. It only takes one bad decision for the wise old fish to end up in the frying pan, only one! Think about this. Bohdi Sanders ~ excerpt from the NEW BOOK, The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon at: http://tinyurl.com/TheWarriorEthos or on my website at: http://thewisdomwarrior.com/ Get Your Copy TODAY!!

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Bohdi Sanders - When do You Become a Man? excerpt from the #1 Bestseller, Men of the Code

You become a man not when you reach a certain age, but when you reach a certain state of mind. Akande

A man of the code is a man who has decided to live his life by a certain code of honor, a specific set of standards or principles which guide his life. Most men simply go through life on auto-pilot, doing whatever they are in the mood for or whatever is best for them personally. They don’t base their decisions on a set of principles, but rather on emotions or what they feel at the time.

The man of the code, on the other hand, takes the time to reflect on the values and principles that are important to him in his life, and bases everything in his life on those principles. He takes life a little more seriously than other men, but at the same time is not rigid or sanctimonious. He simply understands what principles are important to him and he lives by those principles. Bohdi Sanders ~ excerpt from MEN OF THE CODE.

You can find it on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1937884147 or on my website: http://thewisdomwarrior.com/product-category/bookstore/. It is also included in some of the new book bundles at a special price. Enjoy!

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Excerpt from Bohdi Sanders' New Book, The Warrior Ethos

Your greatest weapon is in your enemy’s mind. Buddha

During the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates terrorized the waters of the Caribbean. It was a common practice for these pirates to use psychological warfare on the ships that they attacked. This was the main purpose of the famous skull and crossbones flags that we associate with pirates today. These flags were meant to instill terror into the minds of the sailors aboard the other ship, and weaken their resolve to fight back once they were attacked. Pirates attacked the minds of their enemies first and foremost.

This is a common strategy in battle and has been employed, probably since the first men fought each other. It is even used today in sporting events. If you can defeat your enemy mentally, you own him. Once he allows fear or anger to enter his mind, he is primed for defeat. He is no longer thinking rationally, but allowing his emotions to control his actions. When he gets to this point, he will make a mistake, and then it is up to you to take advantage of that mistake.

There is also another, less violent side to psychological warfare which the pirates used. They were hopeful that their fear tactics would enable them to achieve their goals without having to resort to actual combat. This should be your goal also.

Attacking the enemy’s mind should not only be your greatest weapon, but your first line of defense. Learn to manipulate your enemy’s mind in order to resolve things without having to resort to actual combat. Avoid having to fight by learning how to defeat your enemy mentally. Bohdi Sanders ~ excerpt from the NEW BOOK, The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon at: http://tinyurl.com/TheWarriorEthos or on my website at: http://thewisdomwarrior.com/ Get Your Copy TODAY!!
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Excerpt from Bohdi Sanders new book, The Warrior Ethos

When the world is at peace, a gentleman keeps his swords by his side. Wu Tsu

We are very blessed to live in a time of peace and stability in our country. For the most part, our citizens live in a peaceful world, at least while they are close to home. It has been this way for years in our country, but if history has taught us anything, it is that this world is constantly changing. Countries rise and fall. Peace is disrupted by war. Governments are overthrown and replaced. Nothing stays the same for very long.

Change is the one thing that you can count on in this world. It doesn’t pay to become complacent just because you are now living in peaceful times. The wise man will stay as prepared as possible, in order to meet the challenges of this changing world. He realizes that peace rarely lasts for long, and that when times change, they often change violently and without notice.

What Wu Tsu is trying to tell us in this quote above, is that during times of peace, the warrior should keep his weapons ready, by his side. Don’t become lazy and allow your weapons, your martial arts skills, to become rusty.

Stay prepared and keep your weapons in good shape. Remember, even in the sheath, the knife must be sharp. Take care to keep your skills sharp, even in times of peace. The skill which is not practiced deteriorates. It is part of the warrior’s duty to keep his skills sharp and to practice his art and to be ready. Bohdi Sanders ~ excerpt from the NEW BOOK, The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon at: http://tinyurl.com/TheWarriorEthos or on my website at: http://thewisdomwarrior.com/ Get Your Copy TODAY!!

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Sifu Al Dacascos set the Record Straight Concerning Bohdi Sanders

"I want to set the record straight about a photo of Bodhi Sanders and me staging the shots. I went to visit Bohdi Sanders in Loveland, Colorado to discuss and finish my book called “Legacy” in September of 2015. I had many reasons in doing so.

First, he has several books on martial art philosophy that are best sellers and even a couple that hit #1 on Amazon. I wanted to meet the man that was going to publish my book one-on-one and make sure that he was a credible and legitimate martial artist, capable of understanding and keeping up with my presentation of martial arts. And he was exactly that.

We talked philosophy, about life and trained a lot. Talking the talk is not like walking the walk. After going through the mechanical and technical aspects of Escrima and some new techniques that we worked on, done by the numbers, which is normal when learning something new, he was able to be creative and fluid which precision, power, speed, and accuracy, which are the primary goals. In the last phases of creativity and fluidity, nothing is staged, it is where you want to be.

Traditionally, a hard stylist, Sanders was able to transition from one to the other and his flow was as good as any of the hundreds of top black belts that I've had the privilege to train and work out with. There are no delusions when it comes to his martial arts skills. There was no staging when it came to the tagging (sparring or fighting) and training we did. There is also no staging when your life is on the line and Sanders is a man that understands this.

During my time training with Sanders, his previous training was obvious to me. After training with him, I had no doubts about his rank or previous training. He has precision, power, speed, and accuracy. I could plainly see the muscle memory in his blocks, counters, and movements. I saw his 5th Dan certificate and it is legitimate. I saw the way he lives and he lives exactly what he teaches in his books. We trained every day we were together and his wife took both photos and videos of our training, and none of it was staged." Sifu Al Dacascos

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Excerpt from Bohdi Sanders' new book, Men of the Code

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world. Buddha

When you truly understand who you are, what you are, and have internalized the code by which you live, you will find both mental strength and mental calmness. This simplifies your life. You don’t have to deeply debate every decision or every action. You simply use your code as a guide by which you make your decisions, and you stick to it.

Although this sounds very simplistic and easy, it is also very easy to forget this principle and get caught up in whatever situation you may be dealing with at this time. You have to constantly remind yourself to respond instead of react, at least until it has become second nature to you. Bohdi Sanders ~ excerpt from the new book, MEN OF THE CODE

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