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Rehashing an Old Blog.

Rehashing an Old Blog.
Soke Stacy Huffman - Mon Mar 31, 2008 @ 06:50PM
Comments: 4

The Blog below (Climbing the latter, some climb faster than others.)

is a sincere account on what seems to be going on the modern world of Martial Arts. I bring this Blog back up because the old ways of Karate-Do seems or at least it appears to be trying to be replaced with the image of modern and more effective approach to Martial Arts. The only problem is that bit by bit the great lessons in Marital Arts are being put to the side by the almighty dollar and the convince of time.

You can train in the most modern of facilities but in the end it is the instructors that makes the backbone to your training. It is his or her beliefs and their understanding and the skill to pass that knowledge on that will provide you the path to higher level of enlightenment.

 You cannot choose and pick that which is to be taught and call it Modern Martial Arts. I am a firm believer in the old ways of Karate-Do in which everything is done for a reason.

For example I cannot look at you and say you are of strong mind and strong body and thus this makes it so. It is the student that makes that decision and his or hers thirst of learning that will make it so. The stronger the thirst the higher the rank a student will carry.

In the simplest of terms a good instructor teaches his or her style of Martial Arts in it purest and simplest form thus the age old lessons of Karate-Do are not lost. In the end this brings out the difference of “thinking you are and knowing you are.”

Unfortunately, these instructors are becoming harder and harder to find thus becoming a rarity.

oldways
Comments: 4

Comments

1. Mr. Dogooder   |   Wed Apr 09, 2008 @ 11:23AM

The traditionalist instructor is poverty stricken instructor due to his unwillingness to change!

2. GoShinKan Mom   |   Mon Apr 21, 2008 @ 08:49AM

Is it his unwillingness to change or his decision not to compromise his believes and morals for a dollar? Is the traditional instructor truly living in poverty when he is enriching the lives of those he teaches? I believe that the traditional instructor does not judge the value of his life by how much money he has in the bank. Traditional instructors teach for the love and respect of their discipline and pass these beliefs on to their students. The respect, responsibility and love for karate that these students learn far surpasses the instructor's need to pad his wallet.

3. Soke Stacy Huffman   |   Tue Apr 22, 2008 @ 06:53AM

Mr. Dogooder,
Money will not bring you happiness and we choose our own paths in life.
If that path makes you happy then by all means stay on it.

4. Chris Bledsoe   |   Mon Jun 02, 2008 @ 08:22AM

Seems as if you've expanded Mr Huffman.