The product of this imitation is a dependent mind. Independent inquiry, which is essential to genuine understanding, is sacrificed. Is it? Look around the martial arts and witness the assortment of routine performers, trick artists, desensitized robots, glorifiers of the past and so on all followers or exponents of organized despair.
TKDTutor Comments: What about JKD students? Are they not imitating what they are being taught? How long will a JKD student last in class if he does not imitate what is taught or if he constantly questions the instructor’s methods. After all, is not this Lee’s definition being an “independent” student?
How often are we told by different "sensei" of "masters" that the martial arts are life itself However, how many of them truly understand what they are saying?
TKDTutor Comments: I have no idea. Just as I do not know if Lee really understood what he was saying.