Friday, August 3, 2012

Luohanquan Techniques

"No cultural tradition remains identical in time."

-from an article about Emilio Alpanseque

Is this a problem? For some, yes.

In the cases of martial artists from Songshan Shaolin Temple, the spread of their style across different geographies resulted in differing points of focus:
-- interpretations -- objectives -- etc.

When teachers of any art become scarce, with them leave manuscripts and secrets to success.

Only once the teachings are rediscovered can the students continue to learn the techniques, regardless of past cultural and traditional differences.

Living in the NOW it is simple to get caught up in all the little cultural differences.

But when all information is hidden people become more open minded. Anyone interested is willing to dig for any related piece. The rarity helps to put specific cultural importances into perspective.

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