Today’s post is really all about the video.
Because let’s face it, who is reading anything any more?
Easier to watch or listen. Ah yeah , multi tasking… sometimes it is okay.
Anyway, we will make this brief.
Here is a thing we talked about yesterday in class. It’s not the first time and sure as shit, it won’t be the last.
- kung fun movies – fun to watch? Yes. Anything to do with real martial arts training? NO.
- the challenge: people confuse movies martial arts with the real thing. we sigh a bit over this truth be told.
- Exhibit A: The Matrix
- in the movies, which ARE NOT REAL, the fight goes on and on and on, an on …. till the hero, so clearly almost at his or her limits, almost loses but finally, heroically, comes back to prevail with their last fist, breath, technique. It’s Very Exciting. Achem. Think The Smiths VS Neo.
- in real life, which is REAL, the fight lasts maybe a second or two. Very boring except for the fact that if you are the prevailing end, you get to go on with the rest of your life….
So the question is, once we can stop trying to emulate movie kung fu as a model for real self defense, can we learn to practice our art with great and focused intention to be a little better every time and specific to ving tsun, to do simultaneous defense and attack? Because WHY do two moves when you can do one?
Want to try it? Come in and try a free class. Ask questions. Bring your best game. We got this.
The best defense? Good daily training.