Sunday, June 01, 2008

Cool stuff in the martial arts

Here is my list of impressive-looking things in the martial arts that are of limited interest (to me):
  1. Acrobatics
  2. Super flexibility
  3. Breaking stuff (boards, bricks, etc.)
And here's some non-basic stuff that hold more interest (for me):
  1. Using an assailant's strength against him
  2. Learning to use weapons as a natural extension of your body
  3. Pressure point techniques
  4. "Internal" aspects
  5. Healing methods
Of course the basic stuff is pretty good too:
  1. Self-defence
  2. Technique
  3. All-round fitness
  4. Personal development
  5. Social development
And much broader!