I once agreed with Bruce Lee in saying there is no such thing as a Chinese way of fighting, Korean way of Fighting or whatever. I still agree with him but I see now there is a beauty in sticking to one fighting system. In a society that we are living in, we are forced to play a role. We cannot play every role because your energy will be dissipated all over the place. What I realize now is that when people tell me: "If you learn any type of Martial Art, you have to learn grounfighting too. " That is the most stupidest thing I have ever heard of. First of, I do not even fight on the ground. I fight standing up because I believe that is what a human being should focus on primarily when it comes to fighting. The problem when people think if they go to different schools of self-defense they can get to a high level is they do not learn anything at all and they lack any type of loyalty. You think I am talking crap? Let's take an example for Basketball, why are Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan the best players NBA ever had? Take a wild guess. They stick to one team and decided to move forward with it. That way, they are loyal to the team. Their work ethic is the most impressive ever. There is another sport I want to mention. In boxing, Mayweather is pretty much the greatest in his weight class because he chose to focus on it and became the best at it! I also want to mention soccer also because I play that sport myself. Lionel Messi is pretty much the best soccer player alive right. This year, he will probably earn the best player of the year again because he is just too much. You can google him if you want to but the point that I am making is that part of the science behind becoming the greatest lies in loyalty, and having a specialty. You can never be the best at everything. It is impossible. Even in a game like basketball, soccer, and football you have to focus on playing one position and be the best at it. Sure you can try to play different positions but there will be one that you like the most. Now when it comes to Martial Arts, whatever school you are practicing in right now, keep doing it. Dedicate yourself to make the best out of it. At the end of the day, it is not the style that is the problem, the problem is you. I totally agree when Ip Man said that. When people are saying things like: "Oh you practice Taekwondo? Why don't you do boxing too?" Then you go practice boxing. Another dumb ass said: "Practice BJJ." Then your dumb ass start practicing it too until you realize that I have not even learn about what real Martial Art is. You were just too concerned about what the outsiders think of you so you were trying to fill gaps but actually you got gaps all over your ass! Shit, you really fucked up!! What are you gonna do? Cry to your Taekwondo master to get you back? Why should he even teach you anymore? If he is a profit jackass, he will get you back but a real Master will reject you.
Well, finally all I am saying is stick to a Martial Art teacher that you admire, and I guarantee you; you will be the best human being that you can possibly be. Do not listen to outsiders who tell you to train in this and that. They are leading you astray. Figure out the kind of Martial Art teacher that you want and once you find him, stick to him. Learn his ways, do not give up. Peace.