Thursday, November 22, 2012

What is Chayon-Ryu to me?

Chayon-Ryu is so many things. It's a philosophy of martial art and science, it's a scientific teaching method, it's a system containing classical forms some preserved nowhere else in the world, and it is a great legacy passed to us. I treasure it. 

For me it is the definitive martial art because is it all martial arts. Art, I emphasize, not sport, and as an artist, it touches me on many levels. I'm not physically gifted, I'm middle aged, but I can take any principle in Chayon-Ryu's philosophy and apply it to any aspect of my life and the principles remain sound. That is art.

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