In martial arts, like so many other domains, the tendency is to debate which art is the best, and to try to defend the dogma, forms and traditions of one’s own art against the dogma, forms and traditions of other arts. This is not the Way.
Do not arrogantly think you know who is right and who is wrong, who is better and who is worse. There is immense wisdom and value in many different teachings and arts, and many noble and good practitioners in nearly all of them.
This is critical because One does not desire an institutionalized monolith of beings conformed to an institutionalized image. It desires for each being to bring forth and epxress what is uniquely within itself, in harmony with all other beings.
It is not the separation and categorization, but the synthesis and relationship of all great wisdom and ideas that gives us true power and true understanding of the Way.
Beware of the many false guides in all arts, institutions, religions, ideologies, and causes whose motives are not pure and who would seek to manipulate and entrap you for their own benefit or power. Beware lest you find yourself trapped in another.
Practitioners of the Way do not choose any one institutionalized art or way. They transcend all arts and ways, absorb all wisdom, and allow the Way that is beyond all names to express itself through them in their own unique embodiment.
Therefore do not choose or subordinate yourself to anything but One.
With that in Way, and helping you find your unique expression of It., let us begin to show you the
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