What is the difference between Art, Self-Defense and Competition?
–Martial Arts is a developed and learned skill, sometimes a lifestyle and the ‘Artist’ spends an entire lifetime advancing in education and study. Similarly, and as with other forms of Art such as Painting, the Student learns the Basics of the Brush and Applies the Paint to ‘Canvas’. A Work of Art is Created in a unique way by each student. In comparison, Rembrandt and Van Gogh were both Highly skilled Artists but with differing brush strokes, creating a distinct yet diversified blend in the category of Art. Martial, meaning military or disciplined, is a Physical Application of skills learned and presented in a unique way by each individual, The Artist.
–Self-Defense means using learned skills to Stay Safe from physical threat of harm to our person in extreme or violent situations. This is a right and we are protected by law if we must use force to protect ourselves.
We have many valuables in life, but none more important than our own personal safety and that of our loved ones. Learning Self Defense adds to our Self-Preservation skills and gives us some peace of mind. We all have the right to live a safe and happy lifestyle. Self-Defense is learning skills to equip the individual for self-preservation in extraordinary circumstances.
–Competition is the Sport aspect of Martial Arts; Physically testing our skills in a controlled environment against peers of our own skill levels and ages. Sport Competition at Tournaments have categories of Fighting, and also Non- combative forms of Art and Self expression. The Beautiful Side of the Arts.