Close range brawling

A lot of very good precepts, which I had to work out on my own, is in there explained as a lecture or rhetoric.

Things like this are much akin to horse riding or other martial skills like marksmanship or swordmanship. Hearing it theoretically is very different from understanding it physically. There’s a lot of details in horse riding that even a book cannot fully capture. For swordmanship, they don’t usually talk about the methods used to sheathe a sword. But that’s one of the more immediate and fundamental problems one faces when wielding a sword or wearing one. The ancients didn’t talk much about this because it was easy and everyone knew that it was an issue. Everyone except us, that is, in the modern world.

So for this video, it is speaking of the very basics, using reason rather than form or rigid rules. Even still, without personal experience, it is difficult to grasp fully enough for one to apply it in training or battle.

If a military had the choice of spending 500,000 dollars and 50 man hours of work, would they use it on H2H combat training or marksmanship and weapons training? People tend to prioritize the more effective route, given limited resources. That’s because that is the route with the shortest distance to the target. Martial arts or ancient traditions are often curves or quantum mechanical shapes, used to get to a destination .What is the shortest travel distance between A and B on a globe, a straight line or a curve? It’s a curve, because the situation is not ideal. It would only be a straight line if you could burrow through that much crust. Martial arts is often times a detour, or a curve. And for others, it is a straight line. The straight line express we no longer have, since it requires experience of a particular kind of fighting range that is rare. Miyamoto Musashi could directly learn the art of the sword, by fighting duels to the death. For the rest of us, we might have to do a Columbus detour or a Magellan detour.

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