The real 6DKF practitioner is quiet only when, practicing, he realize he is making mistakes, it means that he knows which direction it has to take to improve.
Never ignore doubts and errors.
If the arrogance darkens our minds and we illude ourselves to be doing everything in the right way, our growth opportunities are reduced to zero: we are wrong and do not realize it.
In 6 Dragons Kung Fu (and in the heart of every true kung fu enthusiast) there is no point of arrival (a belt, a period, etc.), The growth of a good practitioner ends with the end of his life:
- If we have learned to fight with bare hands we have to learn to use weapons
- If we have learned to use weapons, we have to learn to use our bodies as our weapons
- If we have learned to use our bodies as weapons, we have to learn to use the weapons as part of our body
There is no limit to improvement if not in our mentality. There are countless factors and details to take care and perfection will never be part of us:
- Harmonization of multiple styles
- Spatial intelligence
- Body knowledge
- Energy management
- Effort economy
- Mind knowledge
- Ability to compensate age limitations (young or advanced it is)
- Ability to compensate physical limitations
The list is almost endless, and each of these categories is divided into infinite parts. We have to try to be humble, we have to train with the idea to learn something new every day, from us and from others, every positive or negative experience is another little piece to add to the mosaic of our martial growth.
Discipline, concentration, preparation.
Author: Master Kongling
Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.