Fudoshin is a Japanese term often translated as the "warrior heart" or "indomitable spirit." Cops, nurses, soldiers, etc. are supposed to have it; athletes want it; and one in three children seems to be born with it.
Fudoshin has been defined as:
A spirit of unshakable calm and determination, courage without recklessness, rooted stability in both mental and physical realms. Like a willow tree, powerful roots deep in the ground and a soft, yielding resistance against the winds that blow through it.
The person who has the warrior heart cannot be beaten. While most martial artists spend many hours working on strength, stamina, technique, and speed, few spend time training their thinking processes so they will have a mental edge over their opponents. Yet, it is the will to win that most often separates competitors both on the playing field as well as the battlefield.
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