Sunday, April 17, 2016

Narrow Thinking

It disturbs me when people feel like they must put rigid labels on the martial arts. Labels are needed for a means of identification and transmission of ideas, but the labels are not the things themselves. Is something really art if it is one way and one way only? Is following a set of directions and checking the box art? Does personal preference for a personal art not come into the equation? Must I conform to your ideas to practice my art?