One of the major differences of the 6DKF’s approach respect to most other styles can be identified in the method of psychological and physical development of the practitioner.
Tools, training types and methods of execution are based on the assumption of always reach the maximum personal performance. It does not matter whether we are experts or novices, the exercises always aim to force us to give the best of ourselves.
The fact, for example, of using moving targets, reactive mannequins and other special tools allows us to eliminate all the limits imposed by the relationship with other human beings to express the totality of our potential.
An individual interactive training is important as much as the one with teammates, it is in fact due to it if we can learn to:
- Move us at the best of our speed (without being subject to the slower pace of eventual partners)
- Fighting at 100% of our power (without fear to hurt anyone)
- Achieve the most lethal targets with the right intensity and accuracy (without risks)
- Addressing prohibitive fight conditions that could not be replicated with human opponents (in terms of number of simultaneous attacks, aggression speed, etc.)
- Act in total absence of emotions (without being distracted by interpersonal relationships)
- Give, without hesitation, the best of us (without being subject, for example, to the eventual superiority of the companions)
The exercises that we propose have no fixed parameters, they are calibrated on who runs them: if the practitioner is able to give 50 he can give 50 + 1, if he can give 100 he can give 100 + 1.
When the individual training is instead limited to mere passive strengthening
training (lifting weights, running, etc.), our martial growth can be penalized and subjected to the more or less good quality of collective practice (to engage only with companions better than us is equally castrating as to engage only with companions worst than us).
In 6DKF the part of work we do by ourself allow us to overcome our limitations at every practice session and (potentially) allow us to end each day with the serenity to have given the best on several occasions.
In conclusion, at the flank of collective training, our method on the one hand allows the practitioner a constant reflection about his skills and on the other it gives him the opportunity to gradually build a personal style.
Author: Master Kongling
Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.