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Old 05-20-2005, 01:45 AM   #1
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Article: Cross-Training by Lynn Seiser

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Old 05-20-2005, 05:38 AM   #2
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Re: Article: Cross-Training by Lynn Seiser

Given the entire universe of potential human movement and martial expressions, it is appropriate that each system of martial movement focus on its core philosophy, principles and applications. There is no "one best system". Each has its strengths and weaknesses. Each seeks to exploit the other's weakness, by harnessing its own strengths. Yet, each system is "complete" in its own paradigm, however limited that paradigm may be.

In my very short time (18 years) in the martial arts, I have done TKD, arnis, taiji, koryu uchinadi, and aikido. I am currently studying jujitsu. I still feel I have a lot more to learn and a long way to go yet.

Perhaps Forrest Morgan sums it up best in his book, "Living the Martial Way": we each need to find our own path, to seek out and learn a primary art, one that suits our body type, movement style and personal philosophy. And then to supplement or complement our primary art with other arts, to round out our own development. I believe that it is sometimes easier to obtain a deeper perspective of one's own primary art, from a broader perspective of active participation in other art forms, not necessarily martial.

After all, we, as individuals, are defined by the path we take, and the lessons we learn along the way. To limit ourselves to one system, one art form, creates a one dimensional attitude. We are multi-faceted, multi-dimensional beings in a multi-dimensional world.

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Old 05-20-2005, 11:18 AM   #3
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Re: Article: Cross-Training by Lynn Seiser

For me, every time things get tough, the urge to expand horizontally rather than vertically is very strong, and I feel I must resist it as much as possible so that I can move forward with my learning. I hope someday to come to a place where I feel comfortable branching out.

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Old 05-20-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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Re: Article: Cross-Training by Lynn Seiser

~~Ben, let's talk...and cool photo! From one to another~~

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Old 05-21-2005, 01:59 PM   #5
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Re: Article: Cross-Training by Lynn Seiser

IMHO, branching out horizontally or vertically is not mutually exclusive. We can, and should, do both.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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