If you are a practitioner of a traditional martial art system, it is likely that you are familiar with the aggressive self-promotion tactics used by some modern sports-based martial arts systems. Hints and allegations about the ineffectiveness of traditional martial arts systems run the full gamut from subtle jabs to outright knocking-on-your-door-challenges.
Before I launch into this brief article, I may need to explain a bit about what a form is to ensure that my readers are all on the same page, so to speak. A form is a sequence of movements generally practised in a traditional martial art to refine and develop fighting technique and response. The word ‘Kata’ is probably more familiar to Western audiences because of the overwhelming popularity of Japanese systems of martial arts. A form is basically a ‘Kata’.
Toowoomba would most likely not feature on anyone’s list of places outside of the East that might be considered as having a strong enough cultural connection to China to sustain the practice of traditional Chinese Martial Arts. And yet Toowoomba is where we have located the Chinese Martial Arts and Health Centre Australia’s permanent training facility. ...
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