Kung Fu
Kung Fu
Jeet Kune Do
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I would like to open up this article by saying that, no, your martial art of choice does not have to be practical for you to enjoy it. I’ve worked in the martial arts industry for many years now and one topic that I’ve witnessed and taken part in ad nauseam, is the concept of practicality. There is always a holier-than-thou tone taken whenever an MMA fighter starts talking about fighting to, say, a Tae Kwon Do blackbelt. I’ve heard the same tone taken with a hardcore Krav Maga guy when talking to the MMA guy. It’s almost always a conversation that goes in circles with one critical point that always gets missed, the point that I believe is one of the most crucial in literally anything you do, regardless of how much passion you have, and that’s adherence. Simply put, if you don’t enjoy doing something, you won’t do it enough to become good at it.
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