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Skiing is like martial arts (What is the highest technique you hope to achieve?)

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Lee: Teacher? 
Shaolin Abbott: I see your talents have gone beyond the mere physical level. Your skills are now at the point of spiritual insight. I have several questions. What is the highest technique you hope to achieve ? 
Lee: To have no technique. 
Shaolin Abbott: Very good. What are your thoughts when facing an opponent ? 
Lee: There is no opponent. 
Shaolin Abbott: And why is that ? 
Lee: Because the word "I" does not exist. 
Shaolin Abbott: So, continue... 
Lee: A good fight should be like a small play, but played seriously. A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract. When he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, I do not hit. It hits all by itself. 
Shaolin Abbott: Now, you must remember: the enemy has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives. Destroy the image and you will break the enemy. 

 

 

 

 

From "Enter the Dragon."  Bruce Lee

post #2 of 9

Interesting

post #3 of 9

Outstanding, SMJ! And exactly. May be time to follow Weems' example and write a revision to expand on these ideas... wink.gif

 

Isn't this another way to think of both unconscious competence and also the bigger spiritual joy of our time on the mountain? It really is more than skis on/in snow. There's a deep experience that goes beyond the physical. Thanks for the reminder...!

post #4 of 9

I don't relate at all to the martial arts jargon.

But I live by the idea that skiing is a profound connection with nature and that we have to be in touch with our feelings to ski well.

post #5 of 9

Sho Nuff!!

 

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post #6 of 9

It's a scientific fact that the highest technique a skier can achieve is Omnipresent Super Galactic Oneness.

post #7 of 9

When I can jump long distances while in a full tuck I will have arrived.

post #8 of 9

skiing in the right resort can get you moving in that direction. soft packed groomed snow, big rollovers, wide fast uncrowded groomers, steep corduroy all make it possible to learn the moves you aspire to. our juniors training super G really send it in a tuck, like 40 feet nothing unusual, and you can run the pitch when they are finished for the day.

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When I can jump long distances while in a full tuck I will have arrived.

 

master_po

Ahh Glasshoppah, object NOT to fly when go fast.  Faster with skis on snow..

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