Most practitioners take and use the term of Martial Arts as itself without knowing or understanding its true meaning.
primarily in this context exposed by me here, the idea of Art is not about a way that can be externalized through several aesthetic reasons, but, as action and as method, its results are impossible to predict.
towards the Science, where through the application of a certain method in a fixed defined context, can be obtain the same result every time – such in the experiment theory – in the field of arts, even if you are applying the same methods in the same context, the result each time will be different depending on the nature of the subject.
into even clearer light than that – this being one of the fundamental problems of contemporary pedagogy – even if you teach a technique in the same way to several practitioners, the finalities achieved by them will always be different because of outlined above reasons.
that why they are called Martial Arts instead of Martial Sciences – due to the human factor, which is no easy way to control it, especially when we talking about amateur practitioners for whom the motivation with which they entering the Dojo and them physical fitness abilities unfolds into a huge space of possibilities.
on this background it developing and becomes increasingly in the present day literature the discourse about the idea of personal development obtained through martial training, as a translation and a transformation of an initial warrior area – where the physical qualities were more than decisive – into a philosophical sphere or in an activity mostly performed for recreational reasons and as a consequence targeted and accessible to a infinitely wider and diverse audience.
in the Dojo praxis, things are more complicated than that, and there is the place where you can see the difference between a good teacher and a poor one.
essentially, by practicing a form of Martial Arts today, the amateur athletes are pursuing to strengthen them bodies and to achieve a positive attitudes and maybe a set of skills useful in everyday life, like initiative, proper attitude, etc
in this light, it is very clear that the excesses and extremes should be avoided, in a sense in that equally is harmful both a lack of constant physical activity as well as the desire to practice at a level that requires a high amount of athletic performance.
in the first case, the body suffers because it’s prematurely aging, and in the second case it’s about a precocious deterioration due to uncontrolled effort as a desire to achievethe maximum results in a short time interval, most often much lower than is required to the normal evolution according to the physical skills of the practitioner.
perhaps this is the secret behind the idea that the middle way is the answer for a harmonious development on all levels.
the readers of this martial art blog should understand that all the technical advices that I have wrote here do not replace the dojo training.
their purpose is meant to highlights the substance of each technique like something that should be considered as a summary.
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