Keep it real

I would like to see Instructors take that leap of faith, and stop teaching metaphysical garbage. When I teach, I am open and honest with my students. I teach them that everything in martial arts needs to be seen under the scientific method – any claims need to be observable, explainable, testable, and repeatable. If not, it needs to be classified as junk martial arts. Floating, flying and touch of death are all nonsense and should be saved for the movies. Religious ideas should be kept for the individual to seek and understand on their own, and in no circumstances should they be brought into the martial arts school. Using real science in the martial arts class allows the students to learn faster, and be more sure of what they are learning. I often tell my students there is more magic in a suspension bridge than in martial arts, and I hold this to be true in my heart!