How to know somebody in the martial arts
Another perfect day!
Perfect for martial arts, that is.
Everything else is okay,
but martial arts are…THE BOMB!
To know when somebody else is going to do something,
that’s good martial arts.
Not to have reaction time,
but to be intuitive.
I was in a forum the other day,
and this fellow said you couldn’t know somebody,
that if you thought you did you were prideful.
He had lots of fights,
and based his opinion on that experience.
in a fight there is give and take.
It is a game,
somebody wins and somebody loses.
Martial arts are not about losing,
so you don’t want to train in something
that will teach you to lose some of the time.
What you want to do is train in a method
where you learn to win all the time.
Where you see the fight coming
and learn to avoid it.
So you take turns being the attacker,
you learn to analyze what is happening
so that you can know what is happening.
The key here is called awareness.
To train in forms Will make you aware of what your body can do.
To train in applications Will make you aware of what the other body Can do.
Then freestyle will make sense; then fighting can become a learning experience.
Without forms, Applications, drills,
And all the other tools of karate or any other martial art, freestyle is just fighting.
It is just fighting and there is only marginal increase in awareness.
So what this fellow was telling me,
When he said you couldn’t know anybody,
was that he could not become aware.
Is there anything other than awareness in this world?
Your time from birth to death,
and before birth and after death,
Is nothing more than the sequence of you being aware.
Every experience you have had or will ever have,
Is nothing more than the track of your awareness.
Right now, The whole universe is nothing more
Than what you are aware of.
There is nothing more than awareness.
So why not use the martial arts to train that awareness?
Will that not only enhance your existence?
If existence is only what you are aware of,
Shouldn’t you use whatever tool you can
To increase that awareness?
If you want perfect form,
If you want to be able to make any application work,
If you want to actually become aware in freestyle,
And not just A fellow who trades wins and losses,
Try the master instructor course.
Your awareness depends upon it.
So, great to be back,
Have a fantastic workout,
And I’ll talk to you later.