I am recently in a programming C++ class. I apologize for not being able to train for all these weeks. I guess I let homework get the best of me. Yes I still want to be part of Freddie's Modern Kung Fu. I am not going to give up on becoming my authentic self. The reason why I point out that title is because I love programming. I like how it is related to me. Human made computers and human also program computers thanks to the human mind. In programming, there are algorithms. Algorithms are basically step by step instructions to solve a specific problem. Now when we talk about human beings, who is the programmer here? The answer is the Spirit within.
The human mind is powerful just like a computer is but it needs guidance. I have a confession to make about my own mind. I have been learning a lot of new techniques. Combative techniques are useful for many reasons: for defending yourself against grave dangers, for intensifying your workout, for scientific understanding of your body. However, there are drawbacks to combative techniques too. Be careful here, I am not formulating my opinion based on what Shi Zu Lee or Bruce Lee told me. I am speaking from experience. The more combative techniques you learn, the more you will feel the need to try out your techniques on others. Why is that? The mind! Our mind have been corrupted by society: jealousy, greed, fame, glory are all the diseases the mind has absorbed. Those are what we called viruses. Yes, I have been learning new techniques from Shi Zu Freddie Lee and I felt the need to try them out on others to hurt them. As soon as I witnessed that, I understood why cage fighters do what they do. They were so obsessed by their so called "effective techniques" that they became violent. So yeah, "a technique can become a disease if one is obsessed with it"(Bruce Lee). I come to understand why Shi Zu Lee does not overly emphasize on combative techniques in his videos. Yes he is highly proficient in them but at the same time, he never try to prove himself that he is the best fighter in the world. He is so in tune with his Spirit within that he was able to program himself so he does not get corrupted by his feeling to take on challenges. That requires deep meditation to do so.
Should I give up technique training? My answer is no I will not. Here is my pseudocode for this. Now you might wonder what a pseudocode is. It is a English translation of your programming code so here is the pseudocode: I will practice the techniques I learned until they become part of me, I will put myself in check if I am getting violent. I don't know maybe I will write some if and else statements. I know that I am getting too intellectual but I hope you guys know where I am coming from. Programming is part of Martial Arts too. Do not ever forget that. Peace!