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Some implements from Tibet

Thursday, January 21, 2016

'FLOWERY HANDS,WRIST, ARMS, & LEGS': a re-evaluation of such in various forms, such as 'traditional' or 'classical' karate' or 'kungfu'

Recently much discussion on martial arts and you tube postings and videos and other facebook pages have made me re-evaluate certain motions and stances and related things a bit more closely.

On the surface, some things seem weak, inefficient, useless, and also not understood for many reasons, some of which comes from more dynamic situations as in actual warfare and combat or street encounters and all this is actually, 'OLD HAT' ab naseum so I will not go into the alrady overworked postings and considerations and so on.

Instead, combat should be swift, silent, stealthy, deadly and the like and efficient and effective, and this means on various levels and ranges as well as degrees.......

To do forms in many martial arts seems time consuming and not dynamic or 'actual' or 'sporting' and so on.

Those who do certain forms of any martial art sometimes think of them as rank requirements and not as useful in self-defense of any kind....

Or they may well overemphasize and consider such as containing innumerable, hardly understood secret or hidden techniques without a real understanding of why such- and- such  a move is done or held and this is understandable for many reasons but perhaps not the right one that should be there.

If a form or movement is done for years and years and one still is in this 'fix' doing more reps will not always solve this dilemma or give needed insights. Something more is needed. I shall in continuing discussion of this  attempt to make these things more palatable and useful for those experiencing 'IMPATIENCE' along the ways of martial arts. I have left some hints here for those who can discern them among my verbiage here.

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