Don't lose any sleep...September 18 2011 at 7:43 AM
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|Sami Ibrahim (Login kenposoldier01)|
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Response to Cover-Out's among other things Kenpo related
No two Kenpoists are on the exact same level, different understandings of the same movements are bound to occur. It is the same with the principles, the depth of understanding varies. You may think its the fault of a particular instructor for failing to teach the importance of some concept you find essential in your Kenpo training but that instructor may never have found the concept practical yet but given time that Kenpoist may have a light bulb turn on and suddenly realize the value of what they had previously been against. Look at your own personal journey how often did you change your mind about something that at first you opposed and later found to be a very good thing.
In terms of fighting a vast majority of martial artists who study different martial arts look like unskilled kickboxers when engaged in a fight, all of the requirements for their chosen martial art vanish without a trace. This is the result of half-hearted study, students who train once or twice a week for an hour class and never put in the many hours of personal practice required to internalize the methods that they profess to study. The forms are often tedious and boring for those interested in only engaging successfully in fights. The self-discipline required to adhere to the guidelines of a martial method are found to restrictive for their tastes. So they take what they find useful and discard what they do not find immediate value in. The results are the paper tigers you see strutting around tournaments and on the internet. Dont lose any sleep over them; the study of martial arts is not for everyone, regardless of instructor advertisements.