I saw this quote twice yesterday and I believe in it wholeheartedly.
Just because you are trained in fighting or violence does not mean you cannot be peaceful. I believe you can be more powerful because you understand what you can do. You know you can take care of yourself so there is no need to show aggression. There is no better confidence than knowing self defense.
Martial Arts brings a balance when trained and taught properly. In order for there to be beauty and light, there must also be ugly and dark.
One must go about their days as the gardener but when it’s time for battle, the warrior appears. Simply to do what is needed then goes back to being a gardener.