“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” -Ecclesiastes 1:9
This blog post serves as a organizational hub for ideas which were once known in classical martial arts which are now being revived or rediscovered in modern life.
-mushin vs “flow state”
-mindfulness meditation vs attentiveness and deliberateness and centering practices
-qigong vs anat baniel/feldenkrais
-taoist yoga vs pnf stretching
-internal martial arts vs “movement” exercises (ie: movnat)
-acupuncture/pressure vs mayofascial release technique
-traditional herbalism vs homeopathy
Many of these ideas are similar, if not the same, as they are infact the discovery of the laws of the universe which God wrote into this world rather than actually creating/inventing the laws). Nonetheless, there is a profound difference in our perception and interaction with these qualities, and the disparity in results in striking.