dedicated to the discussion of the chinese internal martial arts of xingyiquan, baguazhang, taijiquan, related arts, and anything else best discussed over a bottle of rum
qiphlow wrote:add to the list: ability to teach.
having students does not necessarily mean that one can teach.
Strange wrote:so i'm thinking: sure would be nice if we are able to come up with something like a BoK.
1) skill: taiji, xingyi,bagua jibengong and basics
2) specialisation (or any no. of the big three)
3) applications and sparring skills(distance timing, etc)
4) knowledge: taoist philosophy, history of warfare
5) MA specific: history of ma, major schools/styles timeline
6) Books: major classics and interpretations
7) medical: first aid, cpr, defibrillator, sports injury, fractures/sprains immobilisation
8) chinese medicine: basics, jow formulation
Bhassler wrote:Hey Strange,
"Reality Based" has indeed become a buzzword and been co-opted by the McMilitary pseudo-hardcore, crossfit-wannabe crowd. And as you say, even in it's original meaning it was kind of odd, but it's a convenient way to get the idea across.
I'm not against establishing standards of competency, but I think by it's very nature a certification method large enough to be inclusive of a meaningful segment of the demographic will have significant gaps. Also, being certified in both Pilates and Feldenkrais and being privy to some of the legal stuff that goes with that, I will suggest that there's a lot of political garbage that goes along with it and ultimately doesn't benefit anyone except a few people who want to validate their own personal power issues and lawyers that get paid a lot to do lawyer stuff.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests