Sunday, November 29, 2015
Kung Fu Artist - Respect for Elders - RR Fight - Blinded by The Mind
Kung Fu Artist
I've decided that they can take the "Martial Arts" label, they can have it, I'm not fighting for it anymore, all the Fighters and Combat Sport Fighters can have that label. I have decided to express my Art with another label, I don't need their approval or their acknowledgment in anything. Getting the support from people like you is what's important to me. I am not a "Martial Artist" because a "Martial Artist" is essentially seen as a Fighter in the public's eyes, and I am clearly not a Fighter. So my new label for myself is a Kung Fu Artist, I'm not a "Martial Artist", I'm a Kung Fu Artist. Like Bruce Lee's book, "The Artist of Life."
Respect for Elders
Much respect needs to be given to the elders, they have been through more, they have experienced more, they have given life to the young. We live in a culture that disrespects elders and that is a shame. In the Chinese culture it is the opposite, elders are given the greatest amount of respect and the young are taught to be very humble. There is much that America can learn from China in this respect.
I have never been a big fan of Boxing or any combat sport for that manner, I have always been interested in studying the Chinese Martial Arts and the Way of Bruce Lee. But seeing some of these Boxers such as Floyd Mayweather, I am very impressed with his level of skill and development. Recently, I have also seen the records of a lot of other well known Boxers such as Muhammed Ali, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Manny Pacquiao, Sugar Ray Lenard, etc. And I see that pretty much all of the greatest Boxers have proven themselves over and over again in nearly 50 fights or above. There is even a Boxer named Roberto Duran that has a total of 119 fights logged. Now that shows the skill level of Boxing. Winning 10 fights is nothing, winning 20 is nothing, Boxers have to win about 30 or 40 fights in a row before they become recognized. Compare this to RR 12, that is nothing.