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Martial Methodologies : by Jamen Zacharias

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2013 by Combative Corner

ImageMartial methodologies, I feel, should lead towards potent and effective manipulation of force and energy, as well as an increase in intelligent behaviour, rather then the collection of techniques, the stock piling of drills and reliance on the attributes of the lower impulses. By this, the ‘control of force’ becomes possible and by default, the ethically minded are in a greater condition to direct force and energy according to the precepts of justice and nobility.

Training to express the ego, or to bring forth so called ‘street justice’, is not the goal, yet when one gains an expertise in the manipulation of force, like any other power or weapon, the potential to do harm exists.

This is why science and the precepts of true divine guidance, must go hand in hand. They are not in conflict with one another, but rather exist to co-exist, to work in harmony and to achieve height’s unattainable if left to themselves within any individual or society.

Martial Arts, I truly believe, even with all of its gains, all of its advancements past and present, are still, yet to achieve its highest potentialities.

This is because we as human beings, the vessels from which these wondrous sciences and arts immerge, have yet to discover ‘collectively’, our deepest, most noble motivations. When we do, ‘we as a society’, will bring these profound advancements forth.

– Jamen Zacharias, Author “The Science of Offsetting

 Originally posted on Facebook December 3, 2013

A Day’s Lesson [9/17/2010] : KUO

Posted in Day's Lesson, Training with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2010 by mindbodykungfu

The Beginner’s Mind

One skill that I continuously work on is approaching training with the attention of the beginner’s mind. Every time I do even the simplest of drills, I work hard not to just tune out and go through the motions. I try (with varying success) to approach each and every session as if I’m seeing things through the fresh eyes of a beginner. Each session is its own unique experience and is a unique opportunity to learn.

Time and again, when I think I already know something and stop paying attention, I will later find out that I didn’t know the concept as well as I thought. I can touch hands with my Sifu or my kung fu brothers, and it becomes clear that there’s something missing in my training. What I glossed over for being simple basics earlier, later becomes the weakness I need to improve.

Johnny Kuo

MindBodyKungfu.Net

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