“What Makes SomeOne Who Calls Themselves a Martial Artist any Different Than Someone Who Knows Fighting Techniques?”
How Can We Understand Martial Arts From an Internal Perspective?
Peel back the solutions during this episode.
“The Impact of the Martial Arts Path”,
“If You Choose to Walk it”, is an episode that has been simmering for 18 months. Based on a 160 page thesis titled :
Martial Mind: Examining the Relationship among Martial Arts Participation, Identity, and Well-Being
Written in 2010, by Micheal Mainland
This episode brings something to every style and every level of Martial Arts Practitioner. When completed, you will be given the information to implement into your practice or into your school.
Download the 17 page PDF Summary : Martial-Mind-KFP-TW-Smith.pdf (30 downloads)
I added details to the download, that were not in the podcast, that you may find useful.
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"The candor of TW. Smith on his approach to Gong Fu.. his fearlessness in pronunciation of Chinese words and names. The interviews have depth and are fascinating. I appreciate that Sifu Smith doesn't gloss over the details, is gritty and has the heart/mind to get real pictures of what it is like to study with various Master's and the nature of the transmissions."
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