Category Archives: Processes
Physical, Mental, or Emotional Processes pertinent to Art form, Sport, or Combat.
In the White Lotus system, the language of unarmed combat is defined as; “1. a series of behaviors associated with theprinciple considerations of the combative process. 2. aseries of behaviors associated with a practitioner’s physical processes, mental processes, and emotional processes. 3. aseries of behaviors associated with the system’s learning process, art form process, and/or combative process“. As an example, the language of unarmed combat is comprised of a group of signals that enables learned practitioners of the language to recognize and discern the many aspects of the combative process. The language of unarmed combat is segregated into two distant categories; 1) macro language and 2) micro language.Members of the White Lotus System learn the language of unarmed combat as they systematically progress from one exercise to another.
When students are first introduced to the principle considerations of thecombative process they are asked to absorb, accept, and adopt the associatedlabels, definitions, and concepts imparted to them. These initial stages of thelearning process are very intellectual in nature – the process of acquiringknowledge. Once these tasks have been completed, the students are introduced to a series ofexercises that enable them to experience processing the principle considerations. It’s at this stage of the learning process where they develop their first perceptions of the principle considerations. In the White Lotus System, these initial perceptions are referred to asbaseline perceptions. Although important in the initial stages of experience, these baseline perceptions can impede the students’ progression, especially if they insist on cling to them. With this in mind, students are encouraged to further the development of their perceptions whenever possible. This conscious expansion of understanding and experience enables them to utilize the principle considerations of the combative process in a greater and more meaningful way, thus increasing their odds of survival. The process associated with the initiallearning of the principle considerations can be found in the course titled “WLS 010 / Principle Considerations of the Combative Process”. The students’ ability to further their baseline perceptions occurs as the principle considerations are brought into context with one other in the following courses. A practitioner’s inability to perceive things in combat, as they really are, is a serious problem and often leads to their demise in battle.
In every White Lotus lesson, the very first thing imparted to members is a label. In the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat® the expression label is used to identify a specific key term within the system’s spoken language and written language. The expression label is also used to identify a specific principle consideration of the learning process. In addition, the expression label is also used to identify a specific lesson step. In this system, label is defined as; “1. a term or phrase that’s used to identify an aspect of the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat®. 2. a term or phrase that’s used to identify an aspect of the system’s learning process, art form process, or combative process“.
In martial preparation, individuals are exposed to labels all the time. Take a moment, and think of the number of labels being used in this web post. As the ideas in this post are being read, most readers will believe that they understand what’s being stated. Yet, most will not know what each label identifies nor understand the associated meaning. Do you have any idea how many learning impediments occur at this initial stage of learning?
Most readers will never question the labels or the associated definitions. As fast as they read, they’ll simply assume to understand. Really – do you know what each label in the post identifies? Do you know the meaning associated with each label? Are your preconceived ideasdelusional based or reality based? Remember, the delusional based perceptions that members form in this stage of the learning process will simply be carried from one lesson to the next. With this in mind, I encourage members to learn as much as they can about the system’s unique learning process.
Brian K Leishman
Founder / White Lotus Educator