To often when checking out training or watching some thing on video I find a martial practitioner trying to be cute with their training. What do I mean by this? I simply mean that they are doing a technique or set of techniques that are too complicated to pull off in real-time against a real resisting opponent. Now this does not invalidate the training. No, if the training is geared towards developing attributes and other skill sets then it is fine. The problem lies when the practitioner who is training in this unrealistic method believes that it will work. There in lies the problem. The Martial Sciences are not cute. At their core they are brutal, devastating and debilitating movements that are fairly simple and straight forward. When you are training you need to look critically at your system and evaluate it. Will it work? Will I be functional if I have to use this? For someone like me this is essential! My whole life is dedicated to be functional and efficient with what I do. For me trying to be cute is not a goal. The goal is to be able to protect myself or my loved ones in a moment of extreme violence! The Martial Science that I personally practiced is geared toward this and I make sure that it can work and pressure test it when appropriate!
Brian R. VanCise
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