1 hr 9 min

Finding The Dao in Violence, with Jack Schaefer Shugyo

    • Health & Fitness

Today we sit down with Taoist Priest, Chinese Medicine practitioner and martial artist, Dr. Jack Schaefer as we delve into the heart of “dao” and it's ignored or misunderstood ... yet transformative power within the context of traditional martial arts. 

Join us as we navigate the challenges encountered by Western seekers delving into the profound teachings of Daoism, it's purpose within both modern and classical martial arts, while unraveling ethical precepts, cultural intricacies, and the art of compassionate living. We will lead to an understanding that martial arts are not merely a means of self-improvement but can also be studied as a conduit for serving others, where non-duality and discipline intertwine to sculpt individuals of resilience and empathy.

KEY TAKEAWAYS WITH DR. JACK SCHAEFER: 



The Essence of “Dao” in Martial Arts: Central to the discussion is the concept of “Dao / Do” in martial arts, highlighting the vital role of personal commitment and dedication in mastering these disciplines. This ethos underlines the transformative power of martial arts beyond physical prowess.



Unlocking Self-Mastery with “Dao”: Insights from Dr. Jack Schaefer shed light on the significance of “dao” in traditional arts, particularly for Western audiences seeking self-mastery and spiritual growth. The narrative emphasizes the transformative potential of martial arts for fostering self-discipline and inner evolution.



Navigating Challenges in Daoism and the Violence of Martial Arts: We explore the complexities faced by Western practitioners studying Chinese Daoism, emphasizing ethical principles, cultural nuances, and compassionate living as integral components of the martial arts path.



The Path of Self-Improvement and Service: Martial arts are portrayed as a transformative avenue for personal growth and service to others, emphasizing non-duality, discipline, and the delicate balance between competitiveness and holistic well-being.



Parting Clouds’ Commitment to Authentic Daoism: A dedication to imparting genuine Daoist teachings to Western audiences through structured programs, online studies, and immersive retreats focused on philosophy, meditation, and historical insights.



CONNECT WITH DR. JACK SCHAEFER

Parting Clouds Daoist Education

Email: partingthecloudsdaoisted@gmail.com

Facebook

ABOUT DR. JACK SCHAEFER

I am a life long practitioner of asian martial and has spent decades in the study and practice of Chinese medicine and Daoism. I am an ordained Daoist priest and co-founder of Parting Clouds Daoist Education. We are a recognized Daoist temple organization located in the US with students in the US, Canada, France, England, Russia, Mexico, Australia, and Scotland. We aim to bring authentic Daoist teachings to the western word.

 

Thank you for visiting and supporting my work in preserving the Traditional Japanese Martial Arts of Jissen Kobudo at the Yasuragi Dojo.

If you enjoyed this video, please continue to support by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

If you are interested in stepping further into my work, below are links to help you better understand the Yasuragi Dojo and opportunities that may help in your path in Kobudo study.

Once again, thank you for spending time here ~ Adam

OUR DOJO: https://yasuragidojo.com

JOIN OUR DOJO: https://yasuragidojo.com/join

FREE TRAINING RESOURCES: Fundamental Taijutsu: https://yasuragidojo.com/taijutsu-fun...

Podcast: https://yasuragidojo.com/podcast

MORE ABOUT THE YASURAGI DOJO

The Yasuragi Dojo is a school of Traditional Japanese Martial Arts, teaching the traditions of our teacher, Manaka Unsui and the International Jinenkan organization. Our Dojo preserves the arts of Ninpo, Jujutsu, Kenjutsu and Classical Weaponry. Collectively, our art is called Jissen Kobudo.

Today we sit down with Taoist Priest, Chinese Medicine practitioner and martial artist, Dr. Jack Schaefer as we delve into the heart of “dao” and it's ignored or misunderstood ... yet transformative power within the context of traditional martial arts. 

Join us as we navigate the challenges encountered by Western seekers delving into the profound teachings of Daoism, it's purpose within both modern and classical martial arts, while unraveling ethical precepts, cultural intricacies, and the art of compassionate living. We will lead to an understanding that martial arts are not merely a means of self-improvement but can also be studied as a conduit for serving others, where non-duality and discipline intertwine to sculpt individuals of resilience and empathy.

KEY TAKEAWAYS WITH DR. JACK SCHAEFER: 



The Essence of “Dao” in Martial Arts: Central to the discussion is the concept of “Dao / Do” in martial arts, highlighting the vital role of personal commitment and dedication in mastering these disciplines. This ethos underlines the transformative power of martial arts beyond physical prowess.



Unlocking Self-Mastery with “Dao”: Insights from Dr. Jack Schaefer shed light on the significance of “dao” in traditional arts, particularly for Western audiences seeking self-mastery and spiritual growth. The narrative emphasizes the transformative potential of martial arts for fostering self-discipline and inner evolution.



Navigating Challenges in Daoism and the Violence of Martial Arts: We explore the complexities faced by Western practitioners studying Chinese Daoism, emphasizing ethical principles, cultural nuances, and compassionate living as integral components of the martial arts path.



The Path of Self-Improvement and Service: Martial arts are portrayed as a transformative avenue for personal growth and service to others, emphasizing non-duality, discipline, and the delicate balance between competitiveness and holistic well-being.



Parting Clouds’ Commitment to Authentic Daoism: A dedication to imparting genuine Daoist teachings to Western audiences through structured programs, online studies, and immersive retreats focused on philosophy, meditation, and historical insights.



CONNECT WITH DR. JACK SCHAEFER

Parting Clouds Daoist Education

Email: partingthecloudsdaoisted@gmail.com

Facebook

ABOUT DR. JACK SCHAEFER

I am a life long practitioner of asian martial and has spent decades in the study and practice of Chinese medicine and Daoism. I am an ordained Daoist priest and co-founder of Parting Clouds Daoist Education. We are a recognized Daoist temple organization located in the US with students in the US, Canada, France, England, Russia, Mexico, Australia, and Scotland. We aim to bring authentic Daoist teachings to the western word.

 

Thank you for visiting and supporting my work in preserving the Traditional Japanese Martial Arts of Jissen Kobudo at the Yasuragi Dojo.

If you enjoyed this video, please continue to support by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

If you are interested in stepping further into my work, below are links to help you better understand the Yasuragi Dojo and opportunities that may help in your path in Kobudo study.

Once again, thank you for spending time here ~ Adam

OUR DOJO: https://yasuragidojo.com

JOIN OUR DOJO: https://yasuragidojo.com/join

FREE TRAINING RESOURCES: Fundamental Taijutsu: https://yasuragidojo.com/taijutsu-fun...

Podcast: https://yasuragidojo.com/podcast

MORE ABOUT THE YASURAGI DOJO

The Yasuragi Dojo is a school of Traditional Japanese Martial Arts, teaching the traditions of our teacher, Manaka Unsui and the International Jinenkan organization. Our Dojo preserves the arts of Ninpo, Jujutsu, Kenjutsu and Classical Weaponry. Collectively, our art is called Jissen Kobudo.

1 hr 9 min

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