Before starting we want once again to stress that the 6DKF does not like violence, do not like war. When we discusses these topics we talk only in terms of understanding and we never encourage to the use of violence.
The use of violence is the worst human intellect defeat.
Said this, in the martial arts we can recognize, among the many shades, 6 basic types of clash. Here they are (in order from the most soft to the extreme one):
- The exchange of declared techniques (as study/assessment, included for example in Karate)
- The sparring (as training, included for example in Boxing)
- The sportive fight (as competition, included for example in Judo)
- Self-defense (as street survival, included for example in Krav Maga)
- The martial clash (as duel, as was once among practitioners of different styles of Kung Fu)
- The war clash (like war or guerrilla war, as happened in Ninjutsu of feudal Japan)
In front of this distinction it is interesting for us is to analyze the differences that exist between the various types of combat (with or without weapons) to:
- Figure out how far we can push ourselves and where instead we must wisely stop
- Understand with what spirit take place and were done the martial clashes
- Understand that the careless use of violence aims gradually to a more and more negative conclusion
- Understand the distance there is between the prevailing physically on an opponent within a defined context and doing it in a complete way
In the next articles we will explore schematically and in parallel the various types of clash.
Author: Master Kongling
Founder of 6 Dragons Kung Fu.