by Adeniyi Makinde
If one reads or hears the classics, history, or even stories of the martial arts and the martial artists of old, one would conclude that, when compared with those of nowadays, there is a huge gap in the authenticity.
From the heroics of Shaolin Warrior monks in defending the Shaolin Temple from bandits around the year 610 and helping Li Shimin defeat Wang Shichong at the Battle of Hualao around 621 to the time of the Boxers’ Rebellion, one would know that martial arts was way beyond feeble and fancy movements aimed to show off acrobatic skills and flair.
Here are my three reasons as to why Chinese Martial arts degraded over the years…
- Back In The Day, Martial Arts Were Mainly practiced to Protect Lives And Properties
Just like most present-day practitioners, many martial artists learned for self-defense in the streets. However, In the imperial…
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