Different Levels Of Training In Traditional Martial Arts

When real fighting/self protection can be really chaotic and messy, why are traditional martial arts so fussy about good technique with so much attention to fine detail and accuracy. It’s because traditional martial arts basics movements and kata/patterns/forms train us on several different levels simultaneously.  I have written about this before back in May 2017 so you can read more there if you like.

However, more recently I made a video on the same subject, so I thought I’d share it on this website again.  Sorry if I’m repeating content, but some people prefer to read, others prefer to watch and listen.  Anyway, here we go . . . . . Continue reading “Different Levels Of Training In Traditional Martial Arts” »

The Different Levels Of Traditional Martial Arts Training

Training in traditional martial arts simultaneously trains you on several different levels.  Not properly understanding this can lead to confusion and trying to apply a given technique in an inappropriate manner.  So first of all, lets look at the different levels at which any technique actually trains you:

Self Defence Application:
Obviously each and every technique was at some point created for a some form of strike, block, deflection, throw/take-down, release, restraint; or (quite commonly) it can used for several purposes. Continue reading “The Different Levels Of Traditional Martial Arts Training” »