What do we have? And we have: 1. Recently David Zaslav sought to clarify these questions. Many schools (and all say that they are the best! And what else?) 2. (A valuable related resource: Paul Ostling). Visiting artists, Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, the keepers of knowledge of ancient traditions. 3. What you want, and insert here – on the personal choice (in everyone that, yes there is) Well, here to find an answer? It’s very simple – think it is necessary. Many schools? Good job.
And you may ask, do these schools link with tradition? That is the teacher of the branches, which the heirs of that particular school itself calls? If not, do not hesitate to say “Goodbye.” Suppose you learned that, yes, yes. Then the next question, what is the connection? If you answer that twice a year goes by chief instructor at seminars (China, Japan, Italy, etc.) Grandmaster to X, then … Stir a little brains and give an answer to this question: “What can you learn in this mode of study?” Anyone even slightly interested in the history of traditional martial arts reply clear: “In addition to formal exercises, nothing,” nothing! Why? Because martial arts is not a technique, and quality. This force, which is based on work with energy and spirit. This work is impossible without a constant, long-term contact with the teacher. This and only this is called “the transmission of traditions.” Go ahead.
Assume that the “Transfer of tradition” took place. And how do you think – now everything is clear? Legs and arms to run to do? No Way! “Well, not yet ?!!! so – perhaps you ask. Well, whether or not to ask. All the same answer. Thus, we assume that such a long-term contact with the instructor’s master of the school concerned, and the instructor to pass this tradition. In general, all cool and wonderful. That’s just what happens when the instructor that lives in the Ukraine, and master in China? The question is understandable?! Not about the territories we are talking about a worldview! The form of tradition that has evolved in a different culture and in other times can not work in the elementary conditions of modern life. This was, incidentally, does what it says tradition, “Do not walk in the footsteps of the ancients, but seek what they sought” is not enough to get “the transmission of traditions,” the Tradition must realize! Not in China of the Tang Dynasty, but here, where we live. In traditional schools of martial arts student named “Go to trace,” ie, repeating steps a teacher. This was mainly a repetition of this method learning traditional kung fu. Referring to the teacher as an example, a student at first been building his body, and then went on to work with energy and then with the spirit. Training lasted for a long time – but in a traditional society to hurry nowhere. But we must hurry. Why? Yes, because life in the modern world is so rich and changeable (this, I hope no one would argue?), Which is engaged in the traditional way, we run the risk of life in this thorough behind. Well, we can not afford such a luxury – 20 years that way gain the brains in the school of martial arts, and then only to go out into the world, they say, here I am a perfect granted to you! A world in response to you – go for a walk waltz, bounce you such a need – you do not know life, and teach you to hurt her too late! So what to do? Source: Your Path to Enlightenment.