The Full spirituality of martial arts
I know I'm clocking in to this conversation about oh..... 6 years too late but I just found this website today. To Mobius and Vesper, I think the problem that the McDojo-callers are running into is that they generally just want to duke it out and whoever is left standing is better in their opinion. It doesn't sound like they embrace the full spirituality of martial arts, so they won't be able to understand. All of us from SAK can admit that the teaching is not Hardcore, but we also tell people from the get-go, we aren't here to make you Bruce Lee, but capable of defending yourself. Defending yourself isn't about beating the snot out of the other guy in a ring, but finding yourself in a situation you didn't plan on encountering and protecting yourself and others from harm. To all the other guys and gals out there flaming Bakido because it makes you sleep at night thinking you're superior, have you been to our place? Do you even understand what we do there? How could you? You haven't shown up, you don't embrace the ideals we embrace, and you act like bigots. So a big thank you to William and Tyler for being persistent in reminding others that just because you aren't the same doesn't mean you're less than.