The Martial Spirit — Combat Operational Ready or Art-Focused

I hear martial artists proclaiming that martial arts or kungfu is profound and deep (“功夫博大精深”[gōng fū bó dà jīng shēn]), but how many of them really understand what it means. Some assert that martial arts don’t work. Yet they failed to ask — how did it work in the battlefields for millenniums? Soldiers and warriors in the past don’t get to leave the battlefields alive if their methods…