Now I have been around for a while, a long while. When I was a kid interested in becoming involved in martial arts training Bruce Lee was alive and Chuck Norris was on the tournament circuit. The martial arts was presented to the public as a self defense art that could be effectively used by men and women alike and that size was irrelevant. Today in the second decade of the 21st century things have changed, a lot.
Today it is mostly about fighting and sport. Men and women who dedicate themselves to before unheard of levels of fitness. And size does matter! There is certainly nothing wrong with change, or the goal of excellence these athletes work to.
But age gets us all! Those levels of fitness cannot be maintained and good health supported. it is an extreme. Bruce Lee lived fitness to an extreme, and that candled burned out.
To me martial arts is till about the old values. Training hard for a personal best. But also making sure the knowledge was there to compensate for age and fitness level. I am still in good shape and great health, but not like in the “fighting” days.
Many arts today are very incomplete. Mostly because so much time is spent on ring related activities. So if you are like me, and think of the years to come, then you know you must expand your learning, to make a versatility and complete defense art, hoping to never need it.
In 2000 after 16 years of training i began to seek other knowledge to help make my root art timeless. I have been fortunate enough to study with many great men. I continue to seek and understand more and more, adding to our teaching.
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