Edward Armstrong is in the fortunate position of being leveraged into submission holds during weekly jujitsu lessons with his teacher, awakener, and friend, Peter Ragnar. Wisdom of the Mystic Mountain Warrior: Life Lessons from a Master of the Mixed Martial Arts, is a delightful reference book for the soul, chock-full of Mr. Ragnar’s revolutionary methods and techniques for success on and off the mat. Built into this personal account of the pursuit of excellence is a high-voltage integrity that lays the foundation of the deeply life-affirming relationship between these two men and to the secrets of success revealed in the book.
Master Ragnar has slain “the dragons of self-doubt that have prevented so many from believing without reservation in their own capabilities. He is in the select company of a very few who are able to speak with absolute authority on what it takes to overcome the challenges of life.” Although he is best-known as an authentic modern-day sage, Peter Ragnar is also a 6th degree black belt in Shingitai Jujitsu with well over 50 years consistent practice.
Embracing extremes is a real part of essential change in any of the important arenas of life. Referring to the process of transformation the author says “It requires an enormous amount of discipline and willpower to go through the often-painful process of voluntarily lopping off something that has long been a part of us. The ability to bear with and surrender is reliant on solid moral and ethical conduct, which can be consciously and diligently developed.”
Consistent with the theme of personal excellence that permeates his relationship with Mr. Ragnar is an unwritten code that says “What I say and what I do match.” Built into this book is an invitation – It requests engagement. With an open and curious tone throughout, Armstrong asks, “Are you with me?”