my journal: questions questions

I've been thinking of starting a new martial art. Something i'm wondering is if there are practical martial arts that are flowery looking? Shaolin martial arts-out of the different styles which is the most practical?in streetfights and such like. As far as I've heard floweryness and practicality don't mix. But which ones are the most practical of the flowery ones and can anything be learnt from them that can't be learnt from practicality absolutes like wing tsun?
Also... Are there other theories like the centreline theory?
I'd like to act in ma movies.How do they do it? Is it possible to be like Jackie Chan without having started at seven? And also is it possible and how to train like monks in the Chaplin temple without having started so young..
I am young but not so young.

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Araescremai's picture

*Shaolin, not chaplin.
Stephen Finch's picture

How old are you? What is your martial arts experience and level? Traditional martial arts were tested in life or death situations. Modern self defense systems such as Peter Consterdine's system has taken decades to form. Think about that! What is your background? Sounds as if you want to walk the easy path, can you walk the walk and talk the talk? Or just talk the talk?
Araescremai's picture

I meant learning a different martial art, not creating one. To be completely honest I am good at attending classes, and still working on forming good habits for goals I make.
Stephen Finch's picture

Well, what are you interested in learning? What are you good at? Are you willing to travel? How hard are you willing to work? What do you want to get out of learning another martial art? What martial art are you learning at the moment? Why do you feel it is necessary to learn another martial art? What is the martial art you are learning at the moment? How long have you been learning it? What does it lack? How will learning another martial art make you a better martial artist?
Araescremai's picture

I can't really tell what i'm interested in learning until I've tried it. In my opinion I am a fastish learner, at understanding things. I'm good at not doing things, I'm disciplined in that way. I'm good at being disciplined momentarily and creating new things momentarily. I'm good at relaxing, if that is even something someone can be good at. No, I can't travel. How hard I am willing to work I would like to be a few notches below the way olympic athletes train, or how hard an athlete trains when they want to be an olympic athlete. Does anyone or any people train harder harder than olympic athletes? I think the question and its answer are kind of vague. Well at the time I was curious and writing that entry I was hoping I would hear about something I couldn't imagine. I'm learning wing chun at the moment. I no longer feel it that necessary to learn another martial art timewise, moneywise.