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The Technical vs. The Art

Martial Art tends to be understood as a purely technical endeavor that encompasses sport, defense and fighting. To gain the full benefit of a martial art I believe it requires it be taken to a higher level, "art." Not the art we Westerners may perceive but rather the "art that is that which our Sensei" tend to believe.In a nutshell one must develop their abilities in a martial art but to take it to that "art" level means one must "polish" the discipline practiced.
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