More than likely at some point in your training you will start to question whether or not you will ever be an omnipotent martial artist. Like you see in the cinema.
When you are young you can certainly feel like you are omnipotent. But the reality is with age comes wisdom.
While it seems like your favorite legendary martial artist has super powers the fact is they are human just like you and me. It’s important that you set realistic expectations for your personal growth in martial arts.
The idea of an invincible Martial Artist is not new.
Actually, the history of this archetype is as long as the History of Cinema. This genre often mixes with other genres such as Horror, Sci-Fi, and Historical Fiction (especially Wuxia).
The Invincible Martial Artist finds its origins in the Wuxia genre of Chinese Cinema. In the 1920s and 1930s, the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of Chinese Cinema,
the first representation of this archetype appeared in Wuxia films such as ‘Legend of a Fighter’ (1982) and ‘The Burning of Red Lotus Temple’ (1928).
Unfortunately for you, there is no record that has been found on how these characters came about. No one knows whether they were real people who inspired these stories or if they were created purely out of imagination.
However, some experts believe that they are based on real-life martial artists who were known to have extraordinary abilities and skills.
The most famous example is Wu Bin 武彬 who was able to defeat dozens of enemies by himself without any weapon whatsoever!
As the Invincible Martial Artist, you will be able to create an entire world around your fighting style. The passing down of fighting styles and techniques is also a key element to the Invincible Martial Artist.
Even though it usually passes from Masters’s to students, there is nothing more interesting than when two masters fight and both push their skills to their limits.
Some of the best action sequences are those where we are able to see two masters fight one another.
The most important thing about creating a world for your character’s fighting style is to make sure that everything fits into place correctly.
You don’t want there to be any plot holes in your storyline or characters’ motives because they don’t make sense with what has been established in earlier chapters or books in your series (if applicable).
The Invincible Martial Artist can be anything from a benevolent monk who preaches about enlightenment and peace or someone who simply desires revenge for a wrong he suffered in his past.
But regardless of what his intentions or background are you can be sure that he will not just stand there when he or someone else needs his help.
The Invincible Martial Artist is usually not a superhero, but he might become one if the story calls for it (like The Green Hornet).
In fact, most of these characters don’t even have any powers at all—they’re just normal people with exceptional skills and abilities!
An omnipotent martial artist is an interesting character because they show that you don’t need weapons to defend yourself from enemies.
The martial artist can be a hero or a villain, depending on the type of movie you’re watching (or book you’re reading).
The best thing about a martial artist is that he/she can be whatever he/she wants to be. There isn’t really any limit on what this character can do, so it’s up to your imagination!
Even though the martial artist isn’t usually very powerful in terms of strength or size, he will always come out victorious in every battle because of his knowledge and skill as well as his ability to adapt quickly during combat scenarios (like when fighting against multiple opponents).
While some actors are great martial artist and many of them deserve to be on the top martial artist list. You most likely won’t find the top martial artists in the world in movies.
Being A Real Martial Artist
You can also feel you aren’t progressing if your skill level is low and your training partners aren’t allowing you to practice your techniques. In order for you to really grasp a technique, you need to practice it slowly and softly before increasing the pressure gradually as your skill increases.
Another problem is assuming that the person you are training with is consistently training themselves, there is a good chance you will never “catch up” to their skill level especially if they are seasoned. Because even though you keep progressing your partner is also getting better, which makes it hard to gauge your progress.
This goes for teachers as well. A good teacher is a good student. What I mean by this is that everyone you train with regardless of their skill level, there is a chance for you to learn.
As Martial Artists, we are always in a constant state of learning and growing and sometimes those growth spurts are small and frequent and other times they are large and spaced out.
So Don’t Let Your Frustration Beat You
If you are training in good faith, whether it be once a day or several times a week, if you are consistent, then you are gaining progress each time you train.
You will continue to make improvements to your forms as long as you continue to practice them. Your level of comprehension will rise with each bout you participate in.
Your level of expertise will continue to rise throughout the years so long as you maintain the same level of consistency. You will improve year after year, even surpassing your previous best performance.
Keep in mind that your actions define who you are. True martial artist is continually working to improve themselves and become the best version of themselves.
Your practice of martial arts should be more than just a pastime; instead, you should allow it to infiltrate every facet of your life.
When you wake up in the morning, you have a new opportunity to improve yourself compared to the previous day.
You must keep your mind from becoming consumed by frustration and other unfavorable ideas and sensations. Ultimately it is you who chooses your destination…
Focus philosophy and proper training
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