Mushin is a Japanese-Zen term that refers to a state of “no mind”. It is a state of being where one is free to act without worry or thought, allowing the body and spirit to take control and react intuitively. For martial artists, this state allows them to engage an opponent without the fear that leaves many paralyzed when faced with danger. It lets their bodies do what they have been trained to do without having to think about proper technique or form. The state of Mushin is not exclusive to martial artists, however. It can serve any looking to achieve peak performance in an endeavor. It is the culmination of mind, body, and spirit working together toward a single end.