Specilization in Ba Gua

Tim's Discussion Board: Ba Gua Zhang : Specilization in Ba Gua
   By Bulang (Unregistered Guest) on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 06:50 pm: Edit Post

I have recently come to a point in my practice where I have realized that in order to progress in my martial arts I probably need to focus my attention on one aspect of my training (one style). There is just not enough time in the day. I am sure other people have experienced this, how did you deal with it? Having said that, what reasons should I use in determining my criteria (what questions should I ask myself)? I am relatively sure ba gua is for me. Also, how much should I focus on just the one style (only train in that one? cross-train, etc.)? I know this kind of a novice question, but it is where I am at right now. I appreciate your feedback (I have a pretty thick skin so blast away if this is an idiotic question).
Thanks, Bulang

   By Meynard on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 07:11 pm: Edit Post

In order to really progress in the martial arts you need to forget about styles. You need to look at the essence of it all. What is it that makes good martial arts regardless of style? Study the principles, the body method, the training method, and the strategy.

   By Tim on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 07:19 pm: Edit Post


1. Why do I want to practice martial arts in the first place? (health, real fighting ability, culture...)

2. Which methods of training best suit my goals.

3. Which teacher/school that is close enough for me to actually attend is best prepared to teach me what I want to learn.

4. How much time and money am I willing to dedicate to the achievement of my goals.

Once you can answer these questions, then you can begin to research which particular "styles" are relavent, whether or not you need to cross train etc.

   By Bulang (Unregistered Guest) on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 01:24 pm: Edit Post

Thank you both very much for taking the time to give me some good, developed ideas and directions to go in. I know it might not seem like abig deal, but the direction helps.

   By Bob #2 on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 10:25 pm: Edit Post

5. which martial art will bag the most chicks.

   By Bruce Leroy on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 12:11 am: Edit Post

That would be Tae Bo, Bob.

   By Bob #2 on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 12:51 am: Edit Post

5. which martial art will bag the most heterosexual chicks.

   By arthro (Unregistered Guest) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 06:27 am: Edit Post


or Ashtanga Yoga ( ok it's not a martial art, but some sacrifices are worth making...;-)

   By Bruce Leroy on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 12:39 pm: Edit Post

how about karobics.

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