For hundreds of years the progression of training has been clear. One
only needs to read the classics of almost any style or find a teacher
that not only understands, but can help lead you down the proper path.
Step One is that the student must know themselves. This step is often
the biggest and most difficult, yet a necessary pursuit. Knowing
yourself encompasses components such as:
-"How do I express myself?" Am I defensive, blunt, aggressive,
-"Do I move together?" When my hand goes out, does my
body and foot go out? Do I snap or accentuate?
-"Is the six
togetherness there, the 3 physical and 3 internals, moving at one time?"
-"Does my structure support me, am I in balance, supporting the six
When a student studies for health, they are on this path, and pursue it
for the harmony of togetherness. For even a dedicated student, this may
take quite some time, and significant work. It is not a destination,
because if our practice stops, the togetherness gets heavily mixed with
I wanted to take a moment and recognize Peter, one of
our consistent students, who this Saturday morning, demonstrated
tremendous gain in this understanding through his diligence, pursuit,
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- Genre Label Martial
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