Highest Level Martial Art!
The highest level of martial art is when the mind is empty.
This means there is no chatter, no static, no distraction by shallow surface thoughts.
But in practicing the martial arts one learns how to ignore the shallow surface thoughts, the distractions, until they cease to be.
In freestyle, one stares at an opponent, having his attention outward, until there is no thought on the inward.
Forms are even better, as the doing of one thing, to the exclusion of all else, clams the mind and ends surface thoughts.
The word Karate means empty hand, and one could well ask how one could have an empty hand if they didn’t empty their mind.
And, Aikido, the way of harmony in the spirit, to ignore thoughts and focus on merging with the intention of another is a superlative method for becoming enlightened…and silent in the mind.
What is the mind, anyway? Merely some sort of a receiver for thoughts. By doing the martial arts one learns to focus the receiver, and listen only to what is important. To project only what is important. A single thought at a time.
Indeed, understand this, and one will understand why the martial arts are considered to be the fastest of the traditional four methods to enlightenment there is.
That all said, the martial arts can be even faster. One need merely apply matrixing principles to a martial art, and it becomes fast and orderly and ogoical. it becomes so logical so fast, that intuition sets in literally within a matter of days.
The specific phenemena that accompany this highest level of martial arts are a calmness of mind that is currently unappreciated by western culture.
Of course, many martial arts concern themselves with fighting, and thus do not manifest the non fighting that occurs in deeper levels of the human being.
The fellow (gal) who has reached the highest levels of the martial arts doesn’t talk much. This is easily understood, as who does he/she have to talk to? To talk to a person who is merely manifesting the endless chatter of an untuned receiver that is their mind is like talking to the radio between stations. There is no meaningful communications.
A high level martial artist, while he/she will be approachable by all, will tend to isolate individuals and create incredibly deep friendships. They will look for the person who is ‘tuned in,’ and actually have communication.
Probably the easiest to spot ability of the person who has reached the end of the martial arts path is the fellow or gal who engages in one sentence teaching.
Ask a question, and you get one sentence, with one thought and only one thought embedded in it, in return. The high level martial artist doesn’t waste time searching through multitudes of data and then mush it together…they empty their mind and see the one thought appear, and simply say it.
Being a high level martial artist is beyond the simple meat and bones of mankind, and beyond the understanding of those who haven’t engaged in a discipline, and who haven’t ‘tuned out their mind, realized the vast emptiness of soul that they are, and who have…tuned in to the truth.