What makes people think there's a best martial art?
Topic: Words meaning come to a conclusion
June 16, 2019 / By Jordon Question:
Do they think people have been practicing different martial arts since the globalization of modern society because we just like practicing ineffective garbage? Or is this tied up in their own desire to have everything quickly -- that is, do they think the best means that it's easy and quick to master? (Not saying, of course, that any arts are, but that they believe that one must be)
I understand that those who genuinely train and honestly explore what else is out there may come to a conclusion that one is the best option for them (and best here may refer solely to it being the one they have the most desire to pursue), but I'm referring only to the concept that there is some ultimate art that's better than all the others no matter who may practice it.
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Georgene | 6 days ago
first off i want to say that every martial art has something to offer, even if its knowing what someone else is capable of doing
people think many things that aren't true about martial arts, especially traditional ones.
and sadly, many people are practicing ineffective garbage simply because they do not bother to deeply research martial arts, or haven't had the luck of finding a quality teacher. the quickest thing to learn isn't always the best, its just a substitute that isn't really reliable.
im not saying there is a best martial art, but there are many stylists that limit themselves by not fully understanding every aspect of their art. sometimes these people go on to teach a limited art. this is how things get watered down and the traditional arts quickly lose their essence.
some people give the word "traditional" a bad name, maybe because they think that traditional stuff doesn't apply in this modern time. or that forms are useless, etc.. traditional martial arts were passed on through family and closely trusted friends for generations, these arts had to be practical in order for you to survive and pass on the art. they would not put things in the style if it wasn't useful. they would however not teach you the complete style or the "essence".
so in other words, if you want to get technical, in laboratory conditions, two men of equal physical stature/ability, one training in a style that only teaches punching and kicking that has trained for 20 years, vs someone that has trained in a style that teaches punches kicks elbows knees throws takedowns ground fighting for 20 years... if both men are equally skilled at what they have been shown, then one style is obviously "better".
true traditional arts teach much more then punches kicks elbows knees throws takedowns and ground fighting. so in lab conditions, the more complete system will come out the "best" one.
a style that lacks in effective fighting/training theory is a crippled style in my opinion
PS i hear so many people say tai chi is a really good martial art but say that it takes too long to master it, yet these people that love martial arts end up training 20-30+ years in a ridged watered down style, when they could of spent that time learning the art that would make them more skilled. its a shame that the people with talent and ability and a love for martial arts would limit themselves by doing this.
this is getting too long
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I think it is a combination of things thatadd up.
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I would have to agree with you on the belief that people are in pursuit of immediate gratification... as well as being popular or within the lines of the social norm.
I tend to lean more towards the social acceptance as being the biggest pull for this. People who want to be liked through intimidation as opposed to being liked for being who they genuinely are. It's something that I believe to be brought about by the internet and television. I'm not generally a person to say that TV and internet is going to make people behave a certain way. Especially since I have been exposed to that while in bad schools and neighborhoods while growing up. I turned out pretty... OK, so there's the other side to that argument and why I generally steer clear.
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