That's basically the definition of occult. For example I've seen shamanistic practices in Indonesia and the Philippines tied into the martial arts. It's not really different from, say, associating Buddhist prayer and meditation with certain martial arts in certain countries. The only difference is it is more strikingly different from what we do in the west so it is labelled as occult or what have you.Occult? Not so much. Religious affiliation that is not Christianity based and so may be viewed by some as pagan? Yep.
Are you referring to esoteric/occult specifically in ken/mpo, since that's your art. If so, there is no possible way ken/mpo could have occult rituals or anything like that, if someone said that they are lying to you. As for your brother, I think I don't understand what you're getting at there...how does him beating kenpo black belts (and just out of curiosity was it in a sparring match, pressure testing, or did he sucker punch them or something?)relate to your question or any of the responses?is that what you do ? are you a cage fighter you mentioned ring thats why i ask ? esoteric like witch craft or occult rituals stuff like that , fight any one can fight , my brother knocked out two fellow kenpo black belt practioners with 4 hits each - like 7 months apart , and he knows no martial art ... ( my kenpo instructor always ask' s me to bring my brother to put his black belts through the test ) you could say his martial art is called prison survival.
but back to the esoteric
is that what you do ? are you a cage fighter you mentioned ring thats why i ask ?