Friday, November 30, 2012

Martial Sport vs. Martial Art, A Mindset that Controls Behavior

Lars Anderson changed his mindset, or perception and cognitive response, to "re-discover" techniques for martial archery as opposed to sport archery.  They both have their place; each creates and nurtures attributes that bolster archery ability.  However, sport techniques make someone far better at shooting a single arrow under very controlled circumstances.  Martial art techniques make someone able to shoot well enough to dispatch an unknown number of enemies under any, or seemingly losing, conditions.  It speaks to the essence of martial sport vs. martial  art.  I'll provide a blog post that goes more in depth regarding the principles of each.  Hope you enjoy the video.

By the way, Kuntao Silat is not a sport.

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