WǔDé – The Definition of a Truly Great Martial Arts Practitioner - Part Two (Loyalty - 忠 - Zhōng)

Tara Brayshaw - Wednesday, December 26, 2018
We continue our understanding of what WǔDé (Martial Morality) is and why it is so fundamental to differentiating truly great martial arts practitioners from the not-so-great. Our first instalment looked at the first of the 5 Important Actions, being Humility. Here we look at the next one, Loyalty: Loyalty (忠 - Zhōng)This is a very traditional concept both in Eastern and Western culture, but for some, it is seen as almost obsolete thinking in the 21st Century. However, loyalty still ...  read more

WǔDé – The Definition of a Truly Great Martial Arts Practitioner - Part One (Humility - 谦 – Qiān)

Tara Brayshaw - Saturday, December 08, 2018
We all spend an enormous amount of time looking at videos, demonstrations and competitive performances of Chinese Martial Arts practitioners. We think we see whether they are “good” or not; whether they display the correct techniques, whether we can see “quality in their movements”, “power and harmony”, “coordination”, “spirit, rhythm and style” but the fundamental thing we are not seeing and what truly defines whether they are masters of their craft or not is WǔDé (武德) – Martial Morality. WǔDé ...  read more

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