Martial Arts Mastery the Right Way
Great morning to you!
A great work out to you.
A year full of great work outs to you!
Here’s a few martial arts thoughts to start off 2016
I asked this question last year, and I’m going to ask it again.
Where do you want to be at the end of 2016?
What martial arts do you want to be expert in?
How far do you want to go?
Mastery comes from two factors,
hard hard you work,
and how scientifically correct is your art.
To make yourself work hard,
put notes up around the house.
Make yourself do fifty punches before you open the frig.
Do two forms before you go outside.
Practice your applications as you walk
to the bathroom.
And so on.
do your forms before you eat,
before you sleep,
and upon waking.
If you want to make it this year,
if you want mastery,
you need to be dedicated.
here’s something to think about.
I was talking to somebody about the difference between
fighting and the martial arts.
You can be a fighter but not a martial artist.
You can’t be a martial artist without being a fighter.
You can’t be a good martial artist without giving up fighting.
It’s also true that
in a sport you attempt to defeat the other person.
In a martial art you attempt to control yourself.
You should know a minimum of two martial arts.
One with lots of force,
one with lots of flow.
Do that and your mind won’t be trapped by
being compelled to move in only one direction.
To win a fight the first thing you must do is control the distance.
While there is an art to fighting,
the true art is in control.
When it comes to augmenting your studies…
Some people learn best from a video.
Some people learn best from a book.
The best people learn from both.
One thing you should do,
if you really want to make it to mastery this year,
is sit down and make a list of polite things you can do.
Fighting is easy,
especially when somebody wants to fight,
is not always so easy.
But it is the way to the true martial art.
That’s enough for now,
but think about spending a whole year doing nothing
but accumulating wisdom.
That’s going to give your martial art real legs.
Have a great work out,
and don’t forget to check out
the video on this page
Happy New Year!