I see that martial arts these day, well the so called martial arts expressions are unbalanced in this modern time as we see in the media. We either see that this so called martial arts is violent and about competition and too serious or martial arts is just about fun and games, and very playful. Real martial arts is about a balance between seriousness and playfulness, just because combative is involved it doesn't mean it's all about violence, it's about peace and harmony essentially. We don't see that often now. Most of the movies that may be considered about martial arts, only demonstrates the physical aspect of the martial arts, like you see the characters in the movies that are very fit, in good shape and is very skillful with their combative techniques. But we don't see the spirit and the mind emphasis in the movies that is being demonstrated. Modern day movies that expresses this balance of the body, mind and spirit is seen in Jet Li's and Tony Jaa's movies and of course others. The reason why many people don't have a balance in general, is because most of the famous people that is influencing these people, does not have and display a balanced, therefore making people think that it's cool to be unbalanced with their expressions in general. Many people nowadays are lazy and don't want to put the work and effort to achieve a balance. But as for me I'm constantly working hard to improve my abilities and attain that balance and will try to maintain it until I die.
Here is a picture of me holding the side kick and balancing on a medicine ball. It's not easy as I said earlier. I have a lot to work on. Maybe when I post another photo my side kick hold will improve, raising and holding my leg/foot higher:
This is me now
nother one: (by the way that protein shake is not mine)
This was me last year.