Nathanael Chawkin explains how Transcendental Meditation helps establish self-awareness, which is huge part of martial arts. What you cultivate through meditation you integrate through martial arts. Meditation establishes deep silence, ease and effortlessness. This means that when you go out to preform your martial arts you act in that silence and perform your techniques effortlessly with a “flow-state experience”.
Nathanael explains that consciousness is the basis of martial arts and that Transcendental Meditation helps develop consciousness. For him Transcendental Meditation is his inward spiritual practice and martial arts are his outward spiritual practice.