In ninjutsu, we seek not to hurt or harm. We seek only balance and a return to a natural order. I feel it is very important as ninjutsu students that we learn to shift our paradigm about martial arts. This martial art is not about winning or losing; it is not about ego, or about being soft or weak. It is about ending violence and bringing a balance and order to life. Without balance and order, the universe cannot flow. This paradigm shift is very important for personal growth in your martial art.