Martial Arts Koncepts Training Philosophy

The basis for all training in the martial arts is to enhance an individual's survival skills. In order to do that, the individual needs to understand each technique and concept from each of the following unique perspectives:

Martial Art - A martial art is considered to be the traditional arts from Asia i.e. Karate, Kung Fu, etc. These arts reflect an individual or groups view of personal combat and reflect cultural, social and spiritual aspects as well as technological, environmental and chronological influences. These arts, in their truest form, can be characterized by personal or small group transmission of the art, the presence of forms or two-man sets and a strong moral code in regards to the use of martial skills.

Martial Sport - A martial sport is the modern interpretation of traditional martial arts i.e. Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, etc. These arts reflect an individual or groups view of personal combat in a specific environment, in particular the dojo or ring, and emphasize rank and competitive skills. These arts are taught to all ages and sexes and have extensive rules in order to ensure the safety of the participants.

Martial Science - A martial science is the study of personal combat based upon actual experience, performance under extreme conditions and empirical evidence i.e. JKD, Kali, Bando, etc. These arts also reflect an individual or groups personal view of combat but with a major difference: they all study combat in a number of environments and include empty hand, impact and edged weapons, as well as projectile weapons. These arts are taught to small groups of people who exhibit a strong interest in personal growth, exploration and reality-based experience.

In order to be competent as a martial artist your skills and experience must encompass all three arenas. While no one art has the answer to all of the questions then it is reasonable to assume that no one training methodology or philosophy holds the answer as well. To excel in any martial endeavor the individual must temper their skills through individual training, competitive experience and either firsthand experience or exposure to the realities of personal combat.

 


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