chinese martial arts

Animal Style Martial Arts
Craig Reid
How many of you practice martial arts, kung fu forms, karate katas, hundreds of kicks, punches and blocking drills, and intense stance and balance skills outdoors in the pouring rain, heavy snow and hail, enduring the freezing cold, facing extreme gale force winds, all on grass, cement, muddy hills, forest floors and on frozen ponds? How often do you practice weapons or even spar with someone under these scenarios? This is what I did during my first six years of martial arts training and the lessons of body mechanics, coordination, weight and balance adjustments, heightened senses and terrain awareness were all wild, wacky, and essential.
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