Re-discover body's innate intelligence.
What is FightNOT
We tend to go through life fighting and worse yet, wanting to fight. Remember Don Quixote? Is surfer fighting the wave or riding it? .
And that what FightNOT is about. To strive for that supreme excellence. It does require very specific skill and different training methods. To be in the physical alteration, but not fight at the same time.
There is a lot of violence in the world, agreed. It is unfortunate. But doesn't it all begin internally, within the one who wants to fight? Paraphrasing Neo - I fight because I choose to...
Could it be that this is us responsible for that situation?
To actually consider martial arts training, one has to see where so called martial arts belong in the modern world. In other words - what is the specific objective when choosing this or that 'fighting' modality?
You might have heard about primary elements in us. When exposed to the lacking ELEMENT we experience FEAR an anxiety, which generally leads to fight or flight response. Can one balance those elements and make PEACE with them? The world? Sure, no philosophy can withstand the brute force, but tools to use that force to one's benefit are there.
Our CNS responds to EVERYTHING. "Martial arts" is just a side effect of our nervous system. Every.Move.Depends.On.It. And training it is no small task. Besides...Without support, a fighter is not a fighter. He cannot produce the power, or anything for that matter. Trying to break a rope over the knee unlike the stick would be futile.The training objective becomes obvious, doesn't it?
The four great primary forces, four elements, four directions and four seasons, etc.
Presence of one or other 'element' is rather the psychological and emotional state of being that dictates or determines variations of actions and responses.
Air - Moves all things. Life force that governs all forms of movement. It regulates bodily functions and builds cells. Associated with communication, change, and transformation.
Water - Force that flows and heals, but also can crush; adaptable, nourishing, and healing. It keeps the joints lubricated and mobile.
Earth - Grounding, nurturing, and stabilizing. Giving structure and form to the human body. When this energy is in balance, we feel strong and full of vitality.
Fire - source of heat and power. It gives energy and vitality. Activates the sex drive. Boosts creativity, increases feelings of confidence, enthusiasm, and courage.
Man combined the above four elements to make
Metal - Metal cuts through life; separating the unnecessary, spent and impure. Its edge is brutally sharp and cuts through life’s clutter and paralyzes with FEAR.
- proper body alignment;
- improved posture;
- boost of confidence;
- strengthening of tendons & ligaments;
- multi-functional movement;
- increased sensitivity and perception;
- endurance through proper breathing;
- understanding of bio-mechanics;
- pressure points and vulnerable areas;
- ability to better 'read the opponent';
- recognition of limiting tension;
- limiting limitations;
- more adequate CNS responses;
- understanding detriments of tension;
- overall sense of relaxation and joy;
Since early days I was intrigued with what is commonly referred as "martial arts".
It has been quite some journey of 30+ years of fighting, being beaten up, ignorance, discoveries, frustration and everything in between. So...
What have I learned? Apart from that fighting is a detriment?
If you believe that you are not controlled or guided by someone else, that just means you are in the hands of the professional. Controlling the opponent without him noticing - becoming a pro - is the work in progress throughout the lifetime.
Come, explore and see your inner fight. Once your perceptions sharpen - invisible becomes inevitable and life more enjoyable.
And then there might be the wisdom to apply the right leverage in the right place at the right time.
"Until you've found your truth - keep looking."