When I was young I wanted to learn secret martial arts. I wanted to know those mysterious tricks that would enable somebody smaller to smash somebody taller. I wanted to know that tae kwon do or kenpo or whatever that would enable me to really trash the bad guys.
I began my study of Kenpo, and the secrets were at my fingertips. In those whirling limbs were hidden fist martial arts, invisible dragon concepts, and down and dirty, take ‘em apart fighting secrets. I reveled in the endless forms and techniques…but I couldn’t quite figure out the secrets.
From Chinese Kenpo I made the jump to classical Karate. There was a secret Karate had, I was sure of it, and I drilled the karate kata until my stances trembled. In the end, I could grip the mat with my toes, and throw that classical power with the best of them, but there wasn’t any real secret to it all.
After Karate I went to Kung Fu, with all those styles there had to be a secret Kung Fu that would make me just plain unbeatable! I threw myself into Shaolin Kung Fu and Kung Fu fighting and…I felt like a whirling dervish on steroids! But, in the end, I didn’t find that secret that would make me superman!
Okay, not just Shaolin, but maybe a specialized type of secret Shaolin! So I went looking for Bruce Lee Wing Chun…I wanted to be a Wing Chun grandmaster! I began beating that wooden dummy like he was yesterday’s eggs, doing the wooden dummy training until he needed bandages…but…I was just working hard, there was no secret gimmick that I could use, there was no…sigh.
So, not some sort of secret Wing Chun, but maybe a secret Wudang…that had to be the path! I explored Wudang Tai Chi, searched for secret Pa Kua Chang, and spiraled through the world of mystical martial arts like a rocket through the sky. And, great stuff, I could sink chi to the earth’s core, and spin like a planet full of magnetic needles, but…where was that secret martial arts I needed so bad?
I did it all. Meditations on the secret of internal energy that fueled the mystical tan tiens and enlightened the glowing chakras of the greater macrocosmic orbit that led to enlightenment in samadhi when I ascended from my skullular brainpan in the higher realms of paradaisical existence. But, and I say this with a bit of disgust…I can’t find the secret!
I’m old now, and in great shape, gonna last a long time, and I know there is a secret out there. And I can do martial arts fighting with the best of them, slay hordes of secret ninjas if I have to, so nobody can stop me from getting to that secret martial art…if I could only find it. Please…somebody tell me…what is the secret?
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