What is truth? Truth isn’t just saying the right thing or even saying the thing that is true. Saying the truth is one thing and acting true is another thing, but being true is a state of being. This means being true to yourself and to those whom you interact with and there is no need to dominate in any way. This is the essence of living in truth.
When I am teaching Aikido, my intent is “this is what I can show you, or this is what could help you.” I see martial arts as a way to better themselves. A large percentage of martial art teachers are doing it because of their lack of self-confidence and this is why they became martial art instructors to show others they are doing something extraordinary.