Losing Direction

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A fellow practitioner shared with me recently that he felt he was going nowhere with his current practice. When we discussed this further, it appeared that he was currently spoilt of choices in terms of the different schools of internal martial arts he was in contact with.

My advice to him was to stick to a core style that he was most comfortable with, and any learning from the other schools can be added as an insight to his core style.

I have long come to terms that there is no such thing as a complete internal martial art. While the principles are mostly similar, the ways to practice these principles tend to vary. We just have to keep an open mind and learn as much as we can, whenever the opportunity arises.

However, having said that, it helps to keep ourselves rooted to a core style, so that we have a generally consistent approach in our pursuit of the internal martial arts. Without the foundation of the core style, there is a risk of the practitioner losing direction. This is what my fellow practitioner is currently going through.

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