Friday, February 5, 2016

Eye of the Storm

I like infighting. Infighting is something you don't really hear a lot about in the martial arts except for maybe boxing. Infighting is being in the eye of the storm and thriving in the chaos of conflict. For some reason, I've always gravitated to this range of fighting despite being fairly tall and lanky. Infighting is fighting at a range so close that you can smell what the other person had for lunch. It's fighting by touch instead of sight. It's striking, locking, gouging, kicking and throwing all at the same time within the same movement and dropping someone on their ass.

For me karate is an infighting system. It's where it all works. If you're close enough to kiss than the movements work. Back up a step or two and everything falls to shit.

Embrace the chaos. It's your friend.