I saw a flash of silver as he drew his gun from
behind the small of his back. My gun already drawn, I
was behind cover. He was stuck out in the open; I had a
clear line of fire. He looked about forty years old, with
dark, deep-sunken eyes-he looked every bit the
criminal he was. I had tracked and chased him down.
With my team not far behind me, he was now cornered.
The adrenaline surged inside my body. Twenty-five feet
away was a fugitive felon with a gun in his hand thinking
about using it on me 먹튀검증.
“Drop it,” I told him firmly, without for one instant
ceasing to bear my gaze straight down my pistol sight.
Out drawn, and out positioned, there wasn’t that
much for him to think about. Either he wanted to live or
he wanted to die, that’s really all he had to decide. He
knew it was over. He lowered his weapon. Once we had
him in cuffs and sped off to our location, it hit me. At
last, the murderous drug lord who had cost the life of
one of our agents was finally in custody.
To this day, I credit Leo-tai’s training as the one
thing that most helped me keep the hair-trigger on my
government-issued 9mm from engaging, and sending
five or six Black Talon law enforcement rounds straight
into their target-center mass.
What a crazy job this is, I remember thinking, as I
sat down for a moment to let the energy subside. And as
I did, my mind flashed back to a time when Leo-tai once
described the Mental Warrior to me . . .
We were walking in the hills, he leading as usual,
with that untiring pace that sometimes even I had
trouble keeping up with. It was hot, and I enjoyed the
breeze as we climbed higher and the humidity began to
When we finally reached the top of the trail, we
stopped, rested, and admired the view as he told me
what he had planned to tell me.
Warrior, you must learn to recognize the Mental
Warrior; you must understand where the training takes
He had my undivided attention.
This is what he told me: “Mental Warriors cannot be
intimidated. Their self-confidence is too deeply rooted
to be shakeable. They arrive on the scene to dominate.
They love to compete; competing energizes them. They
repel negative thoughts; they control their internal
environment. They know how to remain focused under
even the most challenging conditions.”
He told me: “Mental Warriors make it a point to be
ready. They’ve learned to manage pressure; they never
fail to keep moving forward. They refuse to lose, they’ll
never quit, and they will patiently work to find a solution
and to find a way to win. Mental Warriors cannot accept
Leo-tai went on: “Mental Warriors are goal
oriented. They know what they want to do and set out to
achieve it. Their dreams and goals motivate them to
excel. They are dedicated. They know how to control
their emotions so as to not allow them to sabotage their
own performance. Mental Warriors never lose their
composure and self-control in the heat of battle.”
“Most of all, Mental Warriors are brave, Daniel-san,
they have heart. They have the courage and inner
strength to achieve their full potential. They understand
the power of imagination, concentration, and
He closed his lesson that day by reminding me that
the only way that one could ever become a Mental
Warrior was by practicing what the Art teaches.
Remember: One must practice in order to