Sunday, October 6, 2013

Programming is Part of Martial Art Training

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!


  1. Yeah, I could never feel drawn into testing myself the way cage fighters do. But I did once, in the controlled environment of sparring, attempt to hurt my training partner. This is not good. One thing you could enter into your pseudocode would be something about how it's always a false test anyway. Just because you are able to use your techniques effectively against one person does not mean they will work similarly against the next. Everyone's different. So the test is false anyway. Same as with this bozo idea of pitting a practitioner of one art against another to see which style is best. It's ridiculous, because the fighters are individuals. A BJJ guy might be able to succeed against a certain TKD guy, but another TKD guy might come in and just destroy him. So it's silly. The truth is, you are not testing your techniques when you do this. What you are trying to do is boost your ego. There's nothing wrong with having strong ego-security, but not when you have to hurt someone else to get there. That just shows your ego-security is actually weak

    1. You are right. I should enter this into my pseudocode. Lol. Thanks for commenting. You are right. Just because Royce Gracie beat up a bunch of people in a cage does not mean you will be able to do the same with everybody else. You are right. It is a false test. I recently finished my assignments. It was not much but school work was a lot!


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