First, I’ll address martial spirit. Some people believe they can solve their self-defense needs by purchasing a gun, shooting it a couple times a month, and keeping said weapon on hand. But without the correct mindset, just owning a weapon could actually endanger the person possessing it. Martial arts, especially traditional jujutsu, teach people to “remain calm under the upraised sword”. Through training, the jujustukja develops the ability to act efficiently in a crisis situation. This is an essential skill to have when engaging in combat, armed or not.
Second, and more importantly, jujutsu training is useful in daily living (and will most likely keep you out of gunfights altogether). Many people, especially younger people, start practicing martial arts because they want to learn how to fight. What happens, however, after some years of serious training, is the jujutsuka evolves personally, spiritually. He or she gains confidence and becomes more compassionate and less angry, more in control of his or her own mind. He or she starts to understand the terrible consequences arising from violence, hatred, and pettiness. No one’s perfect, but I applaud anyone trying to better him- or herself.
So don’t think of practicing jujutsu as bringing a sword to a gunfight. Think of it as polishing your soul and sharpening your spirit. Not only will you greatly increase your capacity to defend yourself, but you will drastically improve the quality of your life.
“If you learn and attain this strategy you will never lose even to twenty or thirty enemies.”