The Great Mystery of the Martial Arts is how to generate Secret Chi Energy. While some fighting disciplines are more concerned with how to knock people out, the advanced martial artist is always concerned with how to create chi energy. This is the arena of Tai Chi, Pa Kua, Aikido, and other such fine arts.
To really make any progress in this matter one needs to understand several items which don’t always appear be martial arts related. These things are essential to the human being, and critical to understand the real mysteries of life. Thus, analyze my words carefully, for the real truth is before you.
One, you are unique, a human being, a point of awareness in the universe. Many people think they are flesh machines, but this is false. A body is a vehicle for moving around on the planet, nothing more, nothing less.
Two, our purpose lies in creating order out of chaos. This is a wanting for structure which defines humanity. Indeed, one’s very existence depends upon ones ability to create order out of the mess that is chaos.
Three, the universe is nothing more than a motor. This means that everything has two sides, and if you want to make the universe work, (if you want to generate and use chi energy), you need to understand how to make the two sides (of any motor) work.
Four, the martial arts is the best discipline if you wish to learn how to make a motor do what it is supposed to do. This is because one learns first for the smaller universe of the body, and then those teachings can be applied to the rest of life. Unfortunately, this is not known by most people.
Five, you’re going to have to seek out the martial arts science which teaches with these points in mind. This is the most difficult of all the steps, for the martial arts, being a path of knowledge, have been obscured and mushed by and endless variety of people with vested interest, or, sad to say, people of mean spirit who wish to obscure the path. Still, there is a way to resolve the mess, find the science, and express your true potential as a human being.
These five steps are the martial discipline, and they are yet more than martial arts. For the goal of martial arts is merely to open the door to the realization of your true potential, of finding the key to this secret chi energy will lead you past the door, into a realm hitherto not accessible to people. Thus, whether Kung Fu or Taekwondo, whether even MMA or Silat, the chi mystery will fall, and the universe will do as you bid.