Monday, June 28, 2010
Robert W. Smith On Internal Martial Arts
Robert W. Smith Punching Wang Shujin
From page 22, "Hsing-I, Chinese Mind-Body Boxing":
"A system based solely on body mechanics remains forever at the level of calisthenics and rudimentary fighting. Functionally, such a system is limited by the fact that in the animal world man is something of a weak creature.
Except by recourse to his brain, he cannot stand physically with most of the other animals.
But the brain itself needs to be checked and trained. The trouble with urban cultures throughout the world is that man's brain is out of control. The internal imposes the restraint that, paradoxically, leads to freedom. The mind is king -remember this- and must be accorded priority over the body."