Philosophy of martial arts of China

Masters of the past on the basis of experience have allocated 3 basic of the factor rendering turning influence on an outcome of fight: speed, force and technics. As a rule, from them speed is most important, possessing which it is easier to amaze the vital centers of the opponent and to recede before the opponent will pass to counterattack. Even if your physical strength is insignificant also technics weaker, speed leaves to you good chances to put serious damages to the opponent. It speaks that on a body of the person there are many vital areas - such as eyes, the groin and a throat - for which effective attack is not required the big force.

If you already have a speed, force is necessary for you. Without it even if at you is both good speed, and technics, your attacks and defense will not be completely effective.

Development of muscular force should not occur to the detriment of speed, and increase of speed should not reduce muscular force. At last, which you use methods in your trainings, should correspond to technic, characteristic for the selected works you of style. In styles of the Eagle and the Crane, for example, it is extremely important to do an emphasis for the speed and force of capture.

In the environment of the Chinese soldiers there is a saying: "The first is the bravery, the second - force, the third – gunfu ".

  • "Externally train sinews, bones and a leather; internally train one drink chi "
  • "External styles go from firm to soft, and internal - from soft to firm. Ways different, but a ultimate goal - the same ".

In east fighting arts the emphasis is traditionally done on training tzin while this concept and a training technique corresponding it are not known almost in other countries. In China tzin is the basic criterion of an estimation of fighting styles and skill of fighters - its understanding is how much deep and its application is so full.

In is soft-rigid styles of a muscle and a sinew there are weakened, and movements soft, allowing chi free to move from bottom Dantyan to finitenesses. At once before attack reaches a body of the opponent, muscles and sinews suddenly strain. This type of force passes from soft to rigid. The saying compares it to a rod. Is soft-rigid force causes both external, and internal damages. Though the physical body is weakened, force made by it has the maximal destructive and getting effect.

The basic philosophy of fighting arts of China consists that it is necessary to stop fight.

The ultimate goal of employment by fighting art consists in a finding of meaning of the life.

Irrespective of the fact which you will select a way, for achievement of a high spiritual level you should push off with your main enemy - with yourselves. A unique way to win it - self-discipline and understanding of a life.

All our life experience is a uniform process of study and comprehension of spirit.

Studying any art, you should understand, that sense of study - in feeling and accumulating essence of art.

You should be present at any activity by all soul, feel it, feel and experience. Only then you can tell, that you understand it. Without deep feeling and understanding arts created by you will be empty and deprived essence.

The greatest secret usually lays on the most visible place but to receive it, it is necessary to reflect and practise incessantly.

The Chinese saying says: " the Pupil three years searches for the good teacher, and the teacher three years checks the pupil ".

The military morals (Ude) has two aspects - morals of act and act of mind. The morals of act includes: humility, respect, rightness, trust and fidelity. The morals of mind consists from: will, endurance, persistence, patience and boldness.

  • To be restrained, it is necessary to constrain the feeling of pride. In China speak: " Pride loses, humility brings benefit "
  • The respect is a basis of mutual relations with all people. Only at respect harmonious attitudes are possible. But the most important kind of respect is a respect for yourself. If you do not respect with yourselves as you can respect with others and expect respect from their party? Respect it is necessary to deserve, it is impossible to ask about it or to demand it. In China speak: " Who respects with itself and others, with that will respect too ".
  • Rightness is a way of life. Rightness, means, that if you should something make, you do it without hesitation and if you should not do something you never are engaged in it. Over you mind of wisdom, instead of emotional should supervise. Then you will have a clearness of spirit and there will be no feeling of fault.
  • Trust.  To possess trust means to be worthy trust, and also to trust itself. You should become the person to whom other people can trust. Trust - a basis of friendship and respect. The trust of the friend is difficult to deserve, but easy to lose. The trust to itself is a root of confidence of yourself. You should learn to develop confidence of and to show it outside. Only then you can be reliable and respect of other people.
  • Fidelity is a root of trust. You should store fidelity to the teacher and the friends, and they should be true to you. Fidelity does possible mutual trust. Fidelity is under construction on the base of obedience to the teacher.

Morals of mind:

  • Will. For development of strong will time usually is required. There is a struggle between emotional mind and mind of wisdom. If your mind of wisdom will operate all your essence you can suppress any anxiety occuring from emotional mind, and for your will will be less handicapes. Will power depends on sincerity of your aspiration to the purpose. This aspiration should have deep character, instead of to be only casual, vague desire.
  • Endurance, persistence and patience is a display of strong will. People who achieve success, - it is not necessarily the cleverest, but always the most patient and persevering. At truly wise people wisdom supervises not only their thinking, but their person.
  • Boldness often confuse to bravery. But it is a little bit different things. The boldness occurs from understanding which in turn, originates in mind of wisdom. Bravery is external display of boldness. For example, if you have a boldness to accept a call, it means, that your mind has understood a situation and has made a decision. And only after that bravery is required to you to put this decision into practice. Bravery without boldness lasts not a duty. Without the boldness assuming deep understanding of a call, bravery is blind and silly.


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