I have entered the Winter Season of life. Martial Arts training is a life long journey. When I was a kid it was spoken as to the fact that training was an equalizer for a larger and stronger attacker. Today the thought process is very different. Why is that? Because "old knowledge" is often times not taught and people are obsessed with "working out" over real training. That is what the Kyusho Jitsu Winter Season is about. The time of life when you really understand what has been missing from your training and work to fix it.
Life is broken into seasons. And Kyusho Jitsu teaches at high levels about the seasons of life. And the truth is as you grow older, the more you need the missing information that is hidden in every martial art.
Often times aging Martial Artists are not a pretty sight to see. Many put on vast amounts of weight, and are then ridiculed for it, which is funny because it is often the kettle calling the pot black. And the harder you train in youth the more like you will have weight issues later in life.
And the harder you trained, often the more sever the issues later. Injuries catch up with you, for some arthritis sets in. Physically we change, but in our hearts we remain young.
This is what we all hope, to grow old and have a little grace with it. Maybe some wisdom. Wisdom will tell you that it is perhaps time to control the ego, relax and enjoy life. I know that is what I have done here in my life. I am not taking it “easy” but I have made life simpler.
Today the face of martial arts is very different. Sport is now the BIG fad, and yes it is a fad.
The fad will last, but personally I see little to no value in it. But hey that is just me, it does not mean I am right or I am wrong. However, what concerns me is the attitude of some, is that they will never age, or have the concerns that we as we approach the Kyusho Jitsu Winter Season have.
And I am not expecting to see much wisdom from this generation. And as time goes on I know wisdom will be lacking.
What exactly do I mean? People today, martial artists today do not see the long term consequences or karma of their actions. I remember kicking like this in the image below. But today my hips hate me for it.
Are you aware that there is a part of the human brain that does not stop its development until the age of 21 on average? This is the part that understands the consequences of actions. This is why so many teenagers smoke, take drugs, have unprotected sex, drive to fast, and live life on the edge.
Today I think perhaps for some the brain never matures. However, there comes a time when you need to understand the body, and protect it and your loved ones. Self Defense becomes the focus, not winning a trophy. and Kyusho Jitsu once perused, training and mastered because a game changer.
I am fast approaching what I call the Kyusho Jitsu Winter Season. While I get a lot of "natural exercise" I never go to a gym, or do the things people "believe" they need to do today. And let's be honest, washboard abs are only for narcissistic reasons. They have no application in life and this is not a natural state for most.
The art and science of pressure point self defense helps to take the focus off a fitness level that cannot be maintained. And it cannot be maintained! In fact it is this that is the most probable cause of Bruce Lee's death. He was obsessed with fitness training and gave no consideration to his bodies recovery.
Martial Art self defense training along site of Kyusho Jitsu helps to compensate for injury and illness to the body by teaching you to be more effective in self defense, and not egotistical about it.
You learn to be confident and calm in the face of danger. And to do what needs to be done quickly and effectively and then get the hell out of dodge!
There are many who will disagree with me and that is fine! We will see what happens when winter arrives for them too!!
Now I am not talking about the Kyusho Jitsu naysayers. I NEVER look for advice from those what have failed in life because they are too lazy to do the work!
And that is 90% of today's population!
For me winter will arrived on January 1st 2020. What season are you in your life today? Leave a comment and let me know here.
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