- Feb 23, 2014
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I agree, that goes back to what I said about TMA's being taught and trained properly. That is how TMA's used to be originally trained and trained when it first came to this country. It was very heavily focused on being very in shape and physical fitness in addition to the hard martial training.
If you look at the "72 Consumate Arts of Shaolin", many of the exercises correspond to modern weightlifts like the deadlift, squad, overhead press etc. The other exercises are for developing body weapons.
Much of this hard training has been dropped in most TMA schools.
Which i don't have a problem with so long as people understand that it relates directly to outcome.
It is where people make up excuses to try to sell this lesser system as a viable alternative. When it isn't. It is a lesser alternative.
Having a diet shake is easier than going on a diet. But I am not going to loose weight that way. As my coach says "Your body doesn't care about your feelings. You break up with your missus and eat a chocolate cake. Your body doesn't give you a pass"