Different MA systems have different principles.
- Taiji has 13 principles,
- praying mantis has 20 principles (8 hard 12 soft principles),
- Zimen has 18 principles,
- long fist has 8 principles,
- Shuai Chiao has 60 principles,
Also the striking art uses different set of principles that's used in the grappling art.
If you have cross trained, you will have mixed principles from different MA systems. When you use principles from any particular form/kata, you are limited by the principles used in that particular MA system. When you create your own form/Kata, you can add in principles from different MA systems.
For example, you can add
- Taiji Peng principle,
- prating mantis Diao principle,
- Zimen sticky principle,
- long fist dodging principle
- Shuai Chiao tearing principle
into the form that you have created. This way, you are free and you are not restricted by any MA system. You are the master. Your form/kata is only your slave.
As I said, a topic worthy of discussion that really requires it's own discussion:
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Now there's more need to derail this one.