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answered What is Qi power and has it been proven to exist scientifically?
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revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Received yet more criticism, rather than commentary aimed @ addressing the concepts & principles I've laid out for dicussion.
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revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
typos cleaned up....
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revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Purpose is to take a detailed look at a basic, simple kata--which will reveal it's far from 'simple.'
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Dave, I can agree that kihon and kumite (practiced traditionally) can provide the mental discipline for martial skill. Where I differ is that I believe kata exercise provides a level of sophistication in one's mental capabilities that is more advanced and powerful, which in turn drives the body's physical actions in a more effective way...
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
The fault in your response is you gave a rhetorical reply that doesn't address the best methodology to accomplish these goals. Simply stating that a boxer can be well coordinated and physically powerful and that a bjj stylist can exhibit discipline misses the issue of approach which is mental discipline vs. athletic training... Kata's prime goal, as karate, is the mind exerting complete control over the body at all times.... that's the difference...
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comment What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Of course you are right. Any one can develop full body power and become mentally disciplined.
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answered What are the purposes of martial arts forms?