Ignorance is bliss. -Thomas Gray
Take a look at this comment...
It doesn't hurt my feelings however, there is a lesson to be learned here.
Before I decided to write this post, I did some research and checked out this man's channel and watched many of his videos. Why? Maybe there's something I can learn? Perhaps he's doing something much, much better than I?
Training in Kali, especially with Kali Center is a challenging and demanding experience. The dynamic athletic performance, mental expansion and emotional frustrations are battles all students must overcome time and time again as they continue to advance in skill. The more advanced one becomes the simpler Kali become but, doesn't get easier.
There are basically two ways to go about when training in Kali. This is both the teachers and the students decisions. There is the pure Kali way and like all martial arts, there is the comfort way, or watered down way. At first, it's up to the teacher to choose which he or she will represent and share with their students. Unfortunately for the students, they don't always know the difference. This trickle effect pasted on for generations of teachers make it so that even many of today's teacher don't know the difference between pure and comfort.
I'm not interested in fame, popularity or making it into some book. I'm interested only in the journey of my chosen martial art and pushing my own physical and mental performance while diving into the furthest depths of Kali. One must walk his own path and not become confused by another's path as being his own. Goals work in the same manner. Many men set goals they've picked up from another later resulting in confusing, feeling lost and overall quitting.
The only way to prevent falling from your own path is to reflect on your purpose. What are you truly training for? Why is that purpose important? What makes the purpose important? How are you going to commit yourself to the self discipline necessary to reach the accomplishments you seek to obtain? Remain an open mind for evolution to take it's natural course during the process over years and decades.
It's the age old argument. Which martial art is the most superior? Can it be Kali? The answer is "ABSOLUTELY YES" but, here's why and it may not be why you think!
Is there a such thing as the most superior martial art above all other styles and systems? It's really a yes and no answer. No because there are too many factors that could come into play in a life threatening and self defense situation. On the other side the answer is YES when we dig out of the limited fighting applications of martial arts and look deeper into the arts as a whole.
As a martial arts practitioner since the age of 6 I think it's safe to say I've lived (and still do) a full Martial Arts Lifestyle. I've been bullied growing up, used my various training in self defense and can say with 100% certainty that martial arts gave me the opportunity of an incredible life.
Though I have many aspirations for my time in this life the one thing that has remained the most constant in my life is martial arts. To this day I train for hours not only to strengthen and balance my body but, to increase focus in my mind and live a disciplined life. I'm not perfect by any means but, my training keeps me honest about who I am, where I am and how much further I have left to go. My training allows me to accept all things in my life positive and negative.
You hear all the time about how martial arts has all these "other" life benefits like confidence, fitness, self discipline, self respect, focus, work ethic, etc. But, where are these benefits? How do we go beyond the fight in martial arts?