Today, we face a problem in our society. We are facing an era of an effort to demasculinize our men. We teach our boys to be less, well, like boys. They aren't allowed to go out and ride their bikes, for fear of what could happen. They aren't allowed to get into little scraps with their friends, for fear of what could happen. They aren't allowed to make mistakes, for fear of what could happen. I mean, we live in a society that screams the words, "toxic masculinity!" at the top of its lungs.
Well, I am here to tell you that we need our men to be masculine. We need our boys growing up knowing how to be a man. We need dangerous men! John Lovell, of Warrior Poet Society, writes, "The right kind of dangerous means they aren't feared by wives, children, or friends. They are not beating up the weaker, they are loving protectors, warrior poets." Ponder this for a moment. Without these dangerous men, who would be left to defend and protect?
We perish for lack of good men who are prepared to answer the call. Do we want to raise our boys to be boys for their entire lives, or do we want to raise our boys to be men? I can tell you that I am raising my young students to be men and women who can answer any call, when the time comes, because they can not only fight, should they need to, but they possess the spirit of a warrior who does not sit for evil.
Evil does exist in the world, ladies and gentlemen! Prepare our children to face it with strength, courage, and righteousness; or allow the world to turn them into the soft and the weak. As their leaders - parents, teachers, and other influencers - it is our responsibility to prepare them. With martial arts training and discipline through fellowship, they can become the Warrior Poets of tomorrow - prepared for whatever the world throws at them!
I'm Instructor Phil, and I believe that, together, we can help our young people be the leaders and defenders of this world, so let's stand TOGETHER!