Our Martial Arts Philosophy
Our philosophy is best expressed in these frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Why Study Martial Arts?
There are many reasons to study martial arts: personal safety, health and wellness, self discipline and focus, etc… The best reason to study the arts is the one which best suits your needs. Whatever your personal aspirations regarding martial arts, LTGMA.com is a diverse site which will fulfill your need or requirements.
How Was This Art Developed?
The Lee Tzun Gin system, which is the prominent art offered on this site (although other arts are available and fully supported) was honed after years of cultivating a base art and then decades of cross training and exploration into a myriad of various arts from around the world. Sijo Taylor and his advanced practitioners developed, thought and rethought the wide variety of techniques which might be included to expose the practitioner to a sufficient diversity of martial experience, while not overburdening the artist with perceived non-essential elements of the various arts represented therein.
Why A Blended Art?
The idea of blending the arts was really mainstreamed and taken to an intellectually excellent level by the late Bruce Lee (Jun Fan) whose untimely death left the field open to unfettered exploration for all who chose to invest the effort and time required to network and train with quality practitioners of various martial arts. Lee Tzun Gin simply applied Bruce Lee’s philosophy of “Having a style of no style…and a way of no way" and formalized a selected sequence of techniques which Sijo Taylor thought to be representative of the best that was out there in the world of martial arts. Lee Tzun Gin is a flexible and living system…the current incarnation which now appears on LTGMA.com represents the culmination of over thirty years of martial experiences.
Who Needs To Worry About Self Defense?
I have been told by some individuals that they have a “safe” life…live in a “safe” area…have a “safe” job, and so on. My response to those statements is crime and social deviants know no limits to victimization by locale or timeframe. If someone is even momentarily vulnerable, in that fleeting moment they can experience danger, injury, or even death. No one is truly “safe” until they exude the confidence to not project an impression of potential prey to a seasoned predator. Do not kid yourself…we live in a dangerous world.
How Long Does It Take To Be Useful?
Online training has the personal motivation and self learning curve component, so in that it is hard to say. However if one trains personally with Sijo Taylor…they tend to express feeling confidence and a better sense of well being in an unfamiliar circumstance within weeks to months. This is due to the instructional approach of Sijo Taylor. Anyone can post techniques and teach rote drills. Sijo Taylor personally analyzes your proclivities and limitations, then immediately begins to tailor an individualized fighting system for you from the techniques of Lee Tzun Gin. If a person intends to rank in Lee Tzun Gin, then all techniques shall be learned to a level of proficiency, But the techniques which fit a person’s body type, physical limitations and strengths, emotional attitudes and proclivities…these are the techniques which Sijo Taylor will lead a student to achieve a level of mastery.
What Makes Sijo Taylor’s Instruction so Special?
Sijo Taylor personally assesses your needs and expressed desires, and balance those with your initial attitudes and physicality. As you progress the assessment modifies to always provide a challenging model toward an ever improving level of personal participation and knowledge. Sijo Taylor’s approach is application based…he is not training MMA competitors or sport enthusiasts…he is training people who need or want personal security and lifestyle improvement.
Sijo Taylor has a unique combination of martial experience, credentialed cross ranking with excellent lineage, and post secondary educational development in mechanics, biology, education, and educational leadership. The combination of these attributes, which can be read in his resume, brings you what is arguably some of the best overall martial arts training and insights which can be found today. Sijo Taylor has instructed, promoted students, and held seminars around the world.
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