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Thanks to your interest, we are working to expand our exploration of the internal arts. The links on this page will guide to to some demonstrations of routines and practices which have been integrated into our training regimen. It seems that younger artists remain heavily focused on the overtly physical, with an emphasis on speed and power, usually applied in some way to establish dominance over another. Once you have 40-50 years on the path, you realize this is ultimately an empty pursuit. Bodies simply wear out from that regimen. Sure, you’ll have your 5-10 years of feeling invincible, afterwards, all you’ll have will be your stories.
If you are among the fortunate, you will at some point transition into the internal arts. In Ironcrane, we encourage that transition at approximately age 40, some younger, some older, it just depends. That phase involves a deep exploration of balance, awareness, listening, centering, feeling, and projecting, all of which (once you get it) are the driving architecture which underpin all movement.
Over time, these thoughts will matter. Try to understand the message, for your own good!
These clips are for entertainment and general informational purposes only. Actual self defense should be practiced in a controlled environment emphasizing safety, and only under the direct supervision of a Black Belt instructor, and only after you have been cleared by your personal physician.