I have been involved in the traditional arts for over thirty years. In that time, I have lost many a fight and won some as well. The martial arts are a lifestyle for me. Gone are the days of me wanting to measure my skill with fist and foot. I draw from the spiritual side more heavily as I age and with this mindset, I have time to reflect on the journey that brought me along the river of life.
A lesson I learned long ago, two decades probably, is that the traditional training I had received was lacking some pretty basic skills. First and foremost was the concept of pressure testing in an open no rules environment.
This type of hard striking is rough on […]