You Are INSIDE The Dragon

From the film, “Enter The Dragon:”

Teacher: What is the highest technique you hope to acheive?
Lee: To have no technique.
Teacher: Very good. What are your thoughts when facing an opponent?
Lee: There is no opponent.
Teacher: And why is that?
Lee: Because the word ‘I’ does not exist.
Teacher: So…continue.
Lee: A good fight should be like a small play…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.

Consider this a metaphor.

6 Responses to “You Are INSIDE The Dragon”

  1. Would you take from this that there is no fight? That there is only pressing and yielding?

  2. “Pressing and yielding?”

    How and to what? I’m more interested in what this says to you at this point, Ensayn. Hit me.

  3. Much wisdom to be found in these words. It is all about the flow. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is excellent advise. Relevant beyond even what I think you were hoping it would be!

  5. Beauty.
    Martial arts of the mind.
    One last Question?…
    Who is the greatest teacher you will ever encounter?
    Answer…
    There are not teachers. There are only willing, voracious and brave learners who eloquently share what they find with each other as they journey.

    Will you come back?

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