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    Anonymous

    Greetings all!

    I am new to the Institute, though not brand new to the path.  I’m 42, married (to Stormeye, who just introduced himself), and have three children: a grown step-daughter, a college-aged son, and a daughter who is a high school senior. I have been an avid martial artist since I was 16 years old, first studying karate and then I went on to supplement my karate training with Tai Chi, Aikido, Pa Gua, Hsing I, and Kali.  The internal arts of Tai Chi and Aikido have had a profound spiritual impact on me as it was in these practices that I first began to sense the Force (Chi/Ki) flowing through me and learned how to blend my energy with that of my opponent and with the world at large.

    As for Jedi in specific, I was nine when the very first movie came out and captured my imagination.  While I have formally studied both Buddhism and Taoism, I keep coming back to Jedi as the Eastern paths have such strong cultural overlays that they have always felt a little foreign to me.  As Jediism arises from a Western myth, I feel more at home with it.

    Tercenya

    #156064
    Jax
    Keymaster

    Welcome.  I also received your application (right around the same time as Stormeye’s so I wondered about the connection.  I hope you’ll jump into discussions as well and I look forward to seeing your responses to the intro course!

    #156065
    Jedi_Phoenix
    Moderator

    Welcome to the path, I hope this continues to help you develop your understanding of the Force and of yourself!!!

    If you have any questions please let us know,
    Phoenix

    #156072
    Kol Drake
    Moderator

    :welcome

    Welcome and I think you hit one of many ‘nails’ on the head about Eastern concepts being a little too well….  it is why many look at the Jedi path for wanting something a bit more comfortable.

    Should be interesting to read your posts since you have a great martial and philisophical background.  :yoda

    #156079
    Anonymous

    Thank you all for the warm welcome. We started working on the Introduction Workbook and I must say that I am quite impressed with the thought that went into the training program as a whole. (And I am a distance educator by profession so I know a thing or two about it.  ;)).

    It speaks well of the curriculum that there are requirements in place for students to put what they are learning into practice. In my opinion, a Jedi needs to be far more than an armchair philosopher – he or she should live and breathe the principles of Jedi Realism in every moment. Well, at least that’s my ultimate goal anyhow! 

    #156080
    Jax
    Keymaster

    Well, now that you’ve spoke up we’ll be tapping into that experience in the future. :-D 

    And thank you for the compliment.  A lot of time and effort has gone into it, with a lot more in work. 

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