Martial Arts and Fighting.

Martial arts and fighting

Martial arts and fighting

I remember starting martial Arts because I believed it was the answer to my fear of fighting and being bullied. It did not matter that I was 17, 183cm and 90kg, I was still very insecure. Learning martial arts did give me so much confidence, in fact probably too much. Back then, martial arts and fighting for me went hand in hand. The good thing about learning martial arts, is that you do learn how to fight. But the key is choosing the correct martial art. For the martial arts to be a good system for fighting, you need to have sound basics, pad work, free movement such as sparring and above all, a well thought out moral code.

Sound Basics

You cannot build a good house unless the foundations are correctly installed and strong. Balance, distance, poise, timing, power and technique, are constantly drilled in good martial arts schools.

Pad work.

Practicing your techniques in the air is great for learning the basics and hitting the pads is great for feeling the impact, making certain you still deliver the techniques whilst maintaining the basics above. It is also good for defensive drills and cardio.

Free movement

Having a moving unpredictable partner when training is one of the keys to being good at martial arts and fighting. Applying your techniques under pressure against a non-compliant opponent takes a lot of training, but you certainly learn what works. It does not really matter what kind of free movement, though the martial arts that include all ranges of fighting tend to be the most resilient.

Moral code

Learning martial arts and fighting needs to be tempered with a strict code of conduct. learning martial arts and fighting you do get strong, fast and fit. There is no use having the skills if you just end up being the bully that you are trying to avoid. Even when fighting in competitions, the honor and integrity needs to be emphasized and maintained.

Martial arts have evolved almost beyond recognition. The use of kata or forms is still an almost forgotten fundamental that with the correct intention is the essence of martial arts. Kata are used to perfect technique, learn basics and above all, lose the ego. I will be writing my next post on martial arts and ego.

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