The only way you'll get through a fight without getting touched is if your attacker is
blind and crippled...and
perhaps not even then.
Please do not take this the wrong way.
But I would argue that this statement is quite incorrect.
There are many many forms that use highly adaptive evasion techniques, and do not need many blocks or parries. Off the
cuff, I'd mention Northern Shaolin Crane as one of them. If this technique is done
correctly,(and that is the key) there is no need to be on the ground. Does it happen? Yes, often. Is it
good to know how to
defend yourself once there? Most Important.
But by and large, I submit that it is a place to be avoided at all costs.
-That was my point, that's all
If you overlook the Way right before your
eyes, how will you know the path beneath
your feet? Advancing has nothing to do with
near and far, yet delusion creates obstacles
high and wide. Students of the mystery, I
humbly urge you, don't waste a moment, night
- Shih-t'ou (700-790)