Who's got your back in a fight?

My favorite Kung Fu teacher once said something interesting that I want to share.  One of the goals of martial arts is the coordination of the mind and body.  Having a good teacher with a good lineage is also beneficial.

In a fight your body is the army, but your mind is the general.  If you fight a strong opponent, introduce them to your powerful general.  And, if you are in a really difficult position, introduce your opponent to the lineage of strong fighters and teachers that came before you in your martial art style.

In a fight, you are never alone, but ultimately, the mind and body connection is vitally important to create a bridge to the greats that came before you.

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  1. Very insightful! An army needs a good leader and a leader needs to lead an army to victory!

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