Form is what a fighter calls style. It starts off as the right way to do something: to kick, to punch, to evade, to put combinations together. Yet form is only one half of the equation. True form requires a fighter’s spirit. His beliefs, his ideals, his dreams, his hopes, the way he lives and what he expects out of life. These things, of the mind, become part of the body. They determine whether a fighter can be creative in his style or will simply do just enough to get by. Whether he has a flourish of movement that shows he is enjoying himself or is simply performing routines because he just has to. The synthesis of the form of each move and the fighter’s strengths and weaknesses constitutes true style. It is the reason each fighter has his own style. Making him, or her, unique in the world.
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