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To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance
without fighting. 
                                                 SunTzu, "The Art of War".


 

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?

FightNOT
seeks that supreme excellence described above  - breaking enemy's resistance without fight.
It does require very specific skill, unconventional training methods and trusting body's innate intelligence.

Doesn't the all violence begin within the one who wants to fight?
So, who is the enemy?
Paraphrasing Neo - I fight because I choose to.
He changed his mind though, at the end.


Our nervous system responds to everything. In a working nervous system, there are only two forces -
excitation and inhibition.


Every.Re-action.Depends.On.It.
Think about 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 - INSPIRATION. 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 - JOY. Force that flows and heals, but also can crush; adaptable, nourishing, and healing. It keeps the joints lubricated and mobile.

  • Earth - HUMILITY. 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 - PURPOSE. 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 - REVERENCE. 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.


 

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Results

- better body alignment;
- improved posture;
- boost of confidence;

- strengthening of tendons & ligaments;
- functional movement;
- increased sensitivity and perception;
- endurance through breathing;

- understanding of natural mechanics;
- pressure points and vulnerable areas;
- ability to faster 'read the opponent';
- recognition of limiting tension;
- limiting limitations;

- more adequate responses;

- understanding detriments of tension;
- overall sense of relaxation and joy;

Elements
About

Instructor
Val Rich

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 find where the fighting takes root. Once your perceptions sharpen - invisible becomes obvvious 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."
                                                                   
Somebody online.

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