A Martial Arts Master Has to Know Control
In part one we discussed that a person has to know something, and not just in the general monkey see monkey do attitude of the current crop of so called masters. This article has to do with the second and even more important lack upon the part of todays masters. This article has to do with the amount of knowledge a master has.
Yes, a fellow can study an art and say he has mastered that art. He can get so good at karate, for instance, that nobody can beat him. That, however, doesn’t make him a master.
To be able to destroy somebody using a particular art is very limited. Destruction, you see, is very short sighted. While there is an art to destruction, the true art is in control.
How do you control somebody? You must learn more than one art, and this means you must learn both the destructive arts, and the arts which espouse control. You’ve got to learn force and flow, which is another way of saying you must be able to bash something, or control it.
Destroy something and it is gone. No more authority or power over that. True mastery is a perpetuating state whereby you can sustain your power and authority.
In the first article I said you had to know something. In this article I am telling you have to know it all, and one other thing. I am telling you that you must have power and authority over people.
Having power and authority over not just things, or an art and all its moves is not enough. You must have power and authority over people. You must not just know the moves, you must be able to apply them, selectively, your choice, at any time and any place over any person.
Now, having defined a master, consider those who call themselves a master. Can they just hurt and destroy people, and especially those who subject themselves to their teachings? Or have they studied a wide range of arts, and can apply those arts, the technique of their choice, to anybody at any time?
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