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Are You A True Warrior?

The world needs more true warriors.

A true warrior represents a strong spirit, a healthy mind, and impressive combat skills.
A true warrior represents a strong spirit, a healthy mind, and impressive combat skills. Image by Dragun Defense.

Are you a true warrior? What does that even mean for everyday people of the world today? Even better, what does that even look like? It's hard to deny that you live in a world of chaos. Chaos threatens our existence because real-world threats are random, undetermined, and unpredictable. At every turn, there seems to be some upheaval or crisis. From natural disasters and wars to pandemics and political turmoil, it can feel like you're constantly on the brink of disaster. It's easy to become overwhelmed and feel helpless. But even during the chaos, there is always hope. You can create a better world by the fruit of your efforts, one small step at a time. By understanding ourselves and finding like-minded individuals willing to support each other as they work towards common goals, we can make a difference and bring order to this chaotic world by becoming true warriors.

What is a true warrior?

A true warrior possesses immense courage, strength, and determination. They have a deep sense of honor and are willing to defend their beliefs, even if it means putting their own life on the line. A true warrior is a skilled fighter and a wise leader who inspires others to follow in their footsteps. They never give up, even in the face of adversity, and strive to improve themselves physically and mentally. Above all, a true warrior is not about tactics alone. Instead, true warriors know how to adapt and remain true to their values and principles, regardless of their challenges.

What skill do true warriors master?

A true warrior understands that mastering their tools is essential to his success. They take the time to study and practice, honing their skills until they can wield their weapons with precision and grace. Whether it's a stick, a knife, a firearm, or a different weapon, a true warrior knows it's not enough to pick it up and look at your weapon. They must learn the nuances of each tool, connects different concepts, and understand how it moves and how to control it.

How long does it take to master a skill?

Becoming a master of a skill takes a lot of time and effort. Depending on the skill, becoming an expert can take 10,000 to 20,000 hours of practice meaning it can take several years to reach mastery. However, with consistent effort and dedication, anyone can become a master at their chosen skill. It's important to remember that the journey toward mastery is just as important as the destination. Through diligent study and practice, you can become a master and achieve greatness on life's battlefield.

How is living life like being on a battlefield?

Life is like a battlefield where we constantly fight against the challenges and obstacles that come our way. Just like soldiers, we must stay alert and strategic to overcome the enemies of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. Our battles may be challenging and grueling, but our victories are worth the fight. Ultimately, we emerge as more vital and wiser warriors, ready to face conflicts. That is why a true warrior is a lifelong student of his craft, always seeking to improve and perfect his skills, because he knows that the better he is with his tools, the greater his chances of victory.

A true warrior overcome life's challenges.
A true warrior overcomes life's challenges. Image by Dragun Defense.

What are the three essential traits you need as a true warrior?

A true warrior overcomes life's challenges. With this in mind, they must possess a strong spirit, a healthy mind, and impressive combat skills. These three traits are essential to successfully navigating the challenges and obstacles of being a peaceful warrior in a world of chaos. Let's take a deeper dive into each attribute.

How do you define a strong spirit?

A strong spirit means you have the mental fortitude, resilience, and endurance to overcome life's challenges. Likewise, having a strong spirit is necessary to maintain motivation and perseverance in adversity. It allows a warrior to push through difficult times and emerge victorious on the other side. A warrior with a weak spirit is likely to give up or succumb to defeat, which is not an option for those who wish to be a true warrior.

In other words, if you want a strong spirit, you need to practice so that your experiences give you the belief to go beyond your physical and mental boundaries and never give up, even when the odds are against you. Here, a strong spirit resembles inner strength, discipline, and unwavering determination, which sets true warriors apart from mere fighters.

How do you define a healthy mind?

A healthy mind is also crucial for a warrior. Mental clarity and focus are required to make quick decisions and respond to unexpected situations. Thus, a warrior's mindset and reasoning skills remain sharp and alert, ready to assess and respond to any random threat or challenge.

In other words, if you want a healthy mind, you must study so that your experiences give you the mental clarity and focus required to make significant decisions despite the harsh realities of demanding situations, unexpected circumstances, and unpredictable, complex scenarios.

How do you define combat skills?

Lastly, combat skills are a non-negotiable aspect of being a true warrior. Whether in hand-to-hand combat, weapon mastery, or strategic planning, warriors must possess the skills to defend themselves and their cause. Warriors are vulnerable and need solid combat skills to carry out their duties.

In other words, if you want impressive combat skills, you must train so your combat movements are as close as knowing yourself. You get there by spending time with others who may know more than you in certain respects, but your willingness to learn gives you the courage and bravery to develop new methods while dropping old stale habits.


In conclusion, despite living your best life, danger lurks at every corner. Life is like being on a battlefield where real-world threats are random, undetermined, and unpredictable. That is why the world needs more true warriors. True warriors cultivate a strong spirit, healthy mind, and impressive combat skills to succeed regardless. Such traits are essential for victory in life's battles yielding in personal growth and development as a warrior. Our next blog post will discuss the difference between a true warrior and a fighter.

Written by Hasan Harnett

Hasan Harnett, Defense Coach, Instructor, & Author
Hasan Harnett, Defense Coach & Author

Meet Hasan - the holistic defense coach who can help you protect yourself, loved ones, and others. With his comprehensive system integrating fitness, fighting arts, and firearms, Hasan is the leader in superior self-defense strategies, tactics and intelligence.

He'll empower you to feel less mortal and more confident in your abilities.


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