BHO teaches: The Spirit CONTROLS the Mind which CONTROLS the Body!


Holistic Living consists of the three major aspects; the Spirit, the Mind, and the Body. Think about it… Can one’s mind have life without a Spirit? Can one properly control the functions of the body without a mind? Can one demonstrate an outward manifestation of the teachings of holistic living without a body? 


Spirit: the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power.

The first Aspect of Holistic Living is the Spirit. The evolution of the spiritual aspect of Holistic Living is achieved before the physical and mental aspects can unfold and take root. Enlightenment comes when a person is at peace with self. An individual must become one with the tenets and the teachings of Holistic Living. Holistic Living must be lived every day of life. The tenets of Black Hawks must be applied to ones work, family and friends, and yes, even to ones enemies: Respect, Honor, Discipline, Focus and Loyalty.


Mind: the part of a person that thinks, reasons, feels, and remembers.

The second aspect of Holistic Living is the mind. To learn one must be taught. One must then apply teachings. While learning the physical aspects of Holistic Living, the individual is engaged in an intense edification process. One learns anatomy, how his body functions, what enables it to generate more power, and the weak points of the body so he can both protect his vital areas, and use that knowledge to heal himself. The student is learning to focus his concentration and to set and reach goals which he may have felt were far beyond his capabilities.


Body: a person's whole physical self.

The body is the third aspect of Holistic Living. When one begins training, one must first learn to stretch muscles and get one’s body into physical condition to perform the physical movements in Holistic Living. One must work on stretching, conditioning, strength training, techniques, breathing, rhythm, balance, and much more in order to properly execute each of the skills. The practice of these exercises and techniques are sharpening the individual's physical condition and thus developing a strong body.


In order for an individual to develop into a complete and well-rounded person, one must cultivate each aspect of Holistic Living. If only one or two of the aspects are developed, then a person, no matter how hard one trains, may never become a true Master of Art of Holistic Living

Black Hawks Five Tenants







Black Hawks Student's Creed

As a practitioner, I must grow my spirit, to sprout my mind, to help flourish my body. This is the Holistic way, this is the Black Hawks way, this is my way. A spirit, mind, body approach!

Black Hawks Student Oath


I shall observe the tenets of Black Hawks.

I will respect my elders, family and peers.

I will live in peace and I shall bring peace.

I shall never misrepresent what I have learn.         

I will use my knowledge to uplift my community.

I will help others and be a voice for the voiceless.

I will live a holistic lifestyle and build a more holistic world. 

Black Hawks Alma Mata


As we begin in life, we are like the martial art white belts; we know nothing, pure and innocent. But, with time, progression, and discipline, we begin to grow and take form through wisdom knowledge and understanding morphing us into a black belt that has taken the time to master each discipline and moving us one step closer to who we are destine to be.

Black Hawks Motto

"Living a health and wellness lifestyle leads to a holistic way of life"
Sabomnim's Oath


I live my life as the Almighty intends for me to live. I don’t claim to be perfect, but I try to live my life in perfection.  Though I may fall short from time to time, I will not allow myself to fall victim to my short comings. I understand that I am human and an imperfect being, even though I am entitled to my mistakes, it does not mean that I have the right to excuse them. I strive to live my life, as all of us should, that is to build, grow, and develop; if we do not, then we will truly die spiritually, mentally and physically. ~ Sa Bom Nim Yisrael

Darly Hughes


“When I was 18 I knew everything, now I am 64 and I know nothing”.


These words were spoken by a true friend, James Daryl Hughes.  He was a wealth of knowledge, he has been in health for over 40 years of his life. He has dedicated his life to helping people better themselves an add enrichment to their lives.  I appreciate your words and your wisdom, thank you.

What is our deepest fear?


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to manifest the glory of the Almighty that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone; and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. By Marianne Williamson