Simplicity: The Key to Success In Martial Arts

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Beauty and the Beast – The Key to Success In Martial Arts

Founder of Xen-Do Kickboxing, Dai Master Rafael Nieto is on the warpath against anything over-complicated.

‘Too many moves wastes energy and reduces both flow and power – keep it simple.’

The Xen-Do Martial Arts system has evolved for over 1,600 years, a direct decedent from the Samurai warriors and fused with western kickboxing. You would think it would be very complicated.

(His Master was the renown instructor Meiji Suzuki Sensei, who taught him for over 40 years)

“There is always a tendency to add extra techniques and create more elaborate moves” says Dai Master Raf, “my quest is to refine Xen-Do’s so it is not only the most powerful fighting form but also the most beautiful”.

Why beautiful I hear you ask? Because, as Dai Master Raf explains

“Another meaning for Martial Artist is Beautiful Warrior.”

When it comes to a fight we need direct fire power, raw energy transferred from you to the target to have a devastating effect.

There is another point and one best seen through the eyes of a Master such as Dai Master Raf: With all this talk of fire power and attack, why concern ourselves with beauty?

Again Xen-Do’s Dai Master Raf explains:

‘The development of humanity and higher consciences would not have come about without the development of art.’

Dai Master Raf intends to keep Xen-Do’s kickboxing techniques at the forefront internationally, not only to win tournaments but to set the benchmark for beautiful form and simple yet effective technique.


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