White Lotus System

The White Lotus Combat System was founded by Brian K Leishman in 1996 AD and was introduced to the general public in 1999. This specific branch of the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat® is used to impart the second dimension of martial preparation. In terms of specific system structure, the White Lotus Combat System is initially segregated into six major skill sets; guarding skills, striking skills, blocking skills, parrying skills, grappling skills, and throwing skills. Each major skill set is further segregated into three major levels of skill development; basic skill development, intermediate skill development, and advanced skill development.

In basic skill development, the content structure is further segregated into three distinct levels of combative preparation. In basic skill development / level one, the students’ overall attention is directed towards learning the physical processes that are used to abstract and actualize the combative concepts imparted in basic skill development / level two. In basic skill development / level two, the students’ attention is initially directed towards learning the combative concepts that are associated with a series of fixed combative events. More specifically, a series of fixed biomechanical events, fixed distance events, fixed timing events, fixed technical events, fixed tactical events, and fixed strategic events. Upon completing that task, the students’ attention is then directed toward learning how to abstract and actualize the combative concepts. In basic skill development / level three, the students’ attention is initially directed towards learning the combative conditions that are associated with the fixed combative events mentioned in the previous sentence. Upon completing that task, the students’ attention is then directed toward learning how to abstract and actualize the combative conditions.

In intermediate skill development, the content structure is further segregated into three distinct levels of combative preparation. In intermediate skill development / level one, the students’ overall attention is directed towards learning the physical processes that are used to abstract and actualize the combative concepts imparted in intermediate skill development / level two. In intermediate skill development / level two, the students’ attention is initially directed towards reviewing the combative concepts (taught in BSD / Level 2) that will then be associated with a series of variable combative events. More specifically, a series of variable biomechanical events, variable  distance events, variable timing events, variable technical events, variable tactical events, and variable strategic events. Upon completing that task, the students’ attention is then directed toward learning how to abstract and actualize the combative concepts. In basic skill development / level three, the students’ attention is initially directed towards learning the combative conditions that are associated with the variable combative events mentioned in the previous sentence. Upon completing that task, the students’ attention is then directed toward learning how to abstract and actualize the combative conditions.

In advanced skill development, the content structure is also segregated into three distinct levels of combative preparation. In advanced skill development / level one, the students’ overall attention is directed towards learning about the system’s beliefs associated with martial art events. More specifically how each martial art event is thought to be less problematic or more problematic than another martial art event. As an example, as a rule, practitioners believe that a biomechanical action moving in a slow velocity is less problematic than a biomechanical action moving in a natural velocity or fast velocity. Just like a biomechanical action moving in a fast velocity is thought to be more problematic than a biomechanical action moving in a natural velocity or slow velocity. In advanced skill development / level two, the students’ overall attention is directed towards learning and adopting the beliefs associated with the system’s biomechanical concepts and fighting concepts. In advanced skill development / level three, the students’ overall attention is directed towards learning the psychology associated with processing combative events. As an example, “if a martial concept is absent in mind, then there is no way that it can be actualized in combat”.

As a prospective student, you need to know that it is impossible to fully comprehend what has been stated in the previous paragraphs. The information that is imparted in the previous paragraphs is just a brief overview of some things that are pertinent to combative preparation. Your ability to comprehend the teachings of the White Lotus Combat System is dependent upon you being able to bring all of the associated studies and sub-studies through to a proper level of completion. Only those students who complete this body of work can truly comprehend and appreciated the value of the teachings imparted in this specific branch of the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat®
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