“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
Nothing promotes violence like fear. Strength gives you more options. For example, if you are afraid of being attacked, you are more likely to become aggressive. If bullies sense fear in you, they are more likely to single you out.
Basically, human beings have a single main biological pathway for handling fear, stress and adversity called the adrenal system. Because there is only one pathway, training your body and mind to withstand the stress of one kind of conflict makes you better able to be strong during other kinds of stress. By strengthening this system in a controlled way, people become more resilient, flexible, and relaxed during adversity.
The martial art training taught at the Peacemaker Academy is designed to safely build your ability to cope with adversity.
Thinking clearly about worst case scenarios is the best way to relax when facing uncertainty. Meditation increases your ability to relax in adverse situations.
And finally, the type of interval exercise practiced during Peacemaker Academy training is ideal for clearing out stress hormones.
All of these together give students an outstanding level of confidence and peace, especially during difficult situations.