Myth Versus Mysticism in the Martial Arts
Do you study Karate? Or kung fu or kenpo or Taekwondo? Or even Mixed Martial Arts? Then let me ask you a question.
Would you turn in your car for a horse and buggy?
Why not? After all, the horse and buggy is the old standard. Will never blow a fuse. You’ll get a thousand gallops before the old girl keels over. So why not?
Okay, so let’s rephrase that…would you give up your horse and buggy for a car?
Sort of a silly question, isn’t it?
So let’s talk martial arts.
Your kung fu or Kenpo, your Karate or Jujitsu, those are horse and buggy. They are routines based on mysticism. They are born of legends which cannot be proved.
Mind you, they were great in their day, but why not put them aside for something a little more scientific?
Here’s the thing, people are taught monkey see monkey do. They learn methods based on the movements of the tiger, or some old nun, or some cosmogony that may or may not bear much resemblance to reality.
They are not taught scientifically.
Yes, the arts work, but here’s the question…do you want to ride a horse across the US? Or take a car?
Heck, the car is going to be ten times faster, easier on the bones, and fun.
The horse might be…fun.
The car is built scientifically.
The horse is a miracle of evolution…but it is not a scientifically designed mode of transportation. It is slow, requires constant feeding, and leaves noxious waste.
The car is…fast.
So what do you want to do? Keep going with the old mystical mystic stuff?
Or learn ten times faster?
Interesting choice, eh?
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