One of the main aspects of Master Reeders’ Kun Tao is training the ability to confuse or disorient your enemy. This is accomplished in several ways:
All of these methods use visualization with proper intention coupled with the cultivation of your emotions. You need either having actual experience in fighting or imagined experience in fighting, along with a moving meditation and special breathing techniques. Usually a Kun Tao student feels confident of their ability to defend themselves when their physical training has ended. Actually this is when the real training should begin. A really insightful student should realize that most of the physical training is the same no matter what the martial art. Confusing or disorientating your opponent is everything in Kun Tao. The old adage, “you cannot hit what does not exist to you” is true. This aspect of Kun Tao is not really discussed. Good students realize that there has to be more than just the physical. Because a teacher is not available, they usually get discouraged or forget to follow up on this aspect.
The first stage of confusion training is to realize that confusing, disorientating or freezing your opponent is not only possible but a necessity in the defense of your life, especially against a weapon. This training is not only available in this style but is the very core of Kun Tao. The second stage is to convince a Kun Tao master to teach you, because this training is not for everyone.
If you would like to find out more about this type of training, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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