By: Guro Dino Martinez, PTK-SMF Tampa 06-21-2011
ART: if there is an art to martial “practices”, then a martial art is like all art then – at the heart of the experience lies the notion of transcendence. Ultimately, what is art other than taking what is real and re-imagining it, or taking what can only be imagined and making it real. In either case, something must transcend, or pass through, the realm or state in which it currently exists, and by transcending, it is transformed. This is the experience of art – of how, for example, simple colored paints can be mixed, measured and applied to canvas to create something never before seen by human eyes or, conversely, of how symphonies only existing in a composer’s head can find way to the printed sheet and be represented by symbolic notes, for others to now recreate.