FIST LOGIC

CAN EVERYTHING/ANYTHING BE A FORM?

It is quite ridiculous to think that any single set of movements truly reflects the IDEA.

WITHOUT DEEP THINKING, TRAINING IS SHALLOW AND MEANINGLESS.

HERE IS SOMETHING TO THINK ON.

What are Forms for?

Forms are movement.

Some Forms have very little movement, others have lots of movement.

Essentially movement is just movement.

QUESTION: What makes one FORM any different, useful or more meaningful than another Form?

ANSWER: INTENT.

But not INTENTION.

Do we know the difference?

INTENT is potential.

INTENTION is channeling that potential.

Without INTENT there can never be INTENTION.

It is evolutionary.

INTENT is Intrinsic Energy, INTENTION is directing that energy to organise and mobilise the body.

Therefore; movement is an expression of INTENTION.

QUESTION: Is the Sil Lim Tao Form a vehicle for the development of INTENT or a vehicle for the direction of INTENTION?

It cannot be both.

All Martial Arts Styles have Forms, Kata, Movement Sets or Drills.

Do they serve the same purpose as our Form?

This is worth thinking about.

Let me reiterate; movement is an expression of INTENTION.

ARE FORMS VALID TRAINING?

All training is task specific.

What ‘specific task’ are we attempting when doing the S.L.T?

Avoid the self-delusion of thinking that the specific task is to do the Form.

The task is to illuminate the IDEA.

The shape of the S.L.T. Form {the complete set of Wing Chun ideas presented through all 6 forms} does not create the IDEA, it is the IDEA that created the shape we call Form.

It is quite ridiculous to think that any single set of movements truly reflects the IDEA.

It is closer to the mark to think that all movement reflects the IDEA.

Many other styles achieve the same end, the same IDEA, from very different Forms, different movements, different shapes.

What then is the IDEA?

The IDEA is a representation of the “HUMAN CONDITION”.

Wing Chun is exploring the Human Condition from the position of a Martial Art.

The best method is…

Learn the form, but seek the formless.

Learn it all, then forget it all.

Learn The Way, then find your own way.

HOKKA HEY

WHAT KIND OF DAY IS IT FOR YOU?

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