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Old 01-25-2011, 09:18 AM   #11
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Re: Why do you perceive "internal" superior to athleticism?

Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post
Internal martial arts = Exotic powers from orient.

Athletics = Ordinary western sport
This is exactly the reason. They are different and both indispensably useful in martial arts. Martial artists claim that internal skills don't require or are even hindered by athleticism because they do not understand what general physical preparation is and why it is not really optional for anyone undertaking any lifelong physical discipline. Similarly, athletes claim that martial arts is esoteric garbage because they have never had Mike Sigman swing a jo at them or been crushed by Ikeda Sensei.

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