By Ric Meyers
From Bruce Lee to James Bond, Jackie Chan to Jet Li, input the Dragon to Kung Fu Panda, kung fu motion pictures stay an exhilarating a part of movie-lovers' lives. Now the said pioneer within the style offers his magnum opus at the topic, incorporating details and revelations by no means sooner than visible in the US. From the traditional Peking Opera origins to its superhero-powered destiny, Ric Meyers finds the loony, the mythical, and every thing in among. This vibrant, action-packed e-book could pride, shock, fascinate, or even enlighten you with a private V.I.P. journey during the wondrous international of the main ridiculously exhilarating videos ever made.
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As teachers, we give our students information. As students, we learn from our teachers. The teachers give us knowledge. This knowledge came from somewhere, from one of four sources: • Experience • Reason • Tradition • Entertainment and Recreation I like experience. It helps to winnow the BS from the truth. It allows you to pass on a little of the mindset, a few of the tricks, some of the obstacles that they will face. It leads to a perspective that is unique. But realistically, how many instructors have enough hands-on experience in real violence to pass anything along?
On the rare, rare occasions when my team made a fast entry and someone actually fought, the only emotion that I registered was that I was offended that they resisted, and we rolled right over the threat(s) like a force of nature. If you can truly flip the switch from surprised, overwhelmed, and terrified to the assault mindset, I can’t teach you much. This is the 9 meditations on violence opposite of the “frozen” response often triggered by a sudden assault, and we train hard to trigger that freeze in others.
Many, many instructors attempt to apply something designed for a very narrow aspect of violence, such as unarmed dueling, and extrapolate it to other incompatible areas, such as ambush survival. My Jujutsu, for instance, is wonderfully adapted to close-range medieval battlefield emergencies. From there it is a fairly easy stretch to predatory assault survival, but difficult to adapt to either sparring or the pain-compliance/restraint level of police Defensive Tactics (DTs). Each instructor also has assumptions based on his or her experience, training, and (too often) television and popular culture.