Art - Today
When you go into an art museum you will see all sorts of art - modern, op, renaissance and so on. Most people can differentiate between these styles and commercial art or random doodling.
When people see martial art today they also see a wide variety of styles. From my perspective what most people assume as martial art is far from what I grew up with. Movies, sports, money making adaptations, and learning ‘tricks’ have denied many if not most practitioners from gaining its deep benefits.
Benefits can be gained from any personal development activity. I just hope that the traditional practitioners do not give in to the temptation of joining the ‘popular’ just to gain some kind of recognition.
The practice of martial art is its own reward. It is needed in today’s society as much as ever. GM Shim recounted in his first book and articles how the pendulum of traditional martial art sways back and forth. Let us be ready when we are called by those who seek its value.
Traditional is always current. Keep the spirit alive.
Till next time, GMC
The supreme art of war
is to subdue the enemy