abilities are easily seen to be 'senior' to physical
or mental abilities as they can be employed to achieve
objectives and results not possible with physical
or mental techniques.
spiritual techniques involve creating and directing
a flow of energy to accomplish a certain result.
Flowing energy is not a mystical affair and is simply
the directing of one's attention. Energy can be flowed
toward and condensed in one's stance to create a more
heavy or solid foundation. Similarly, energy can be
created and flowed into a strike to greatly increase
deeper understanding of such spiritual phenomenon
and abilities enable A.C.K. instructors to explain
and demonstrate such concepts in down-to-earth
terms. These can be easily understood and achieved
by students in a very short period of time. Vague
Zen-like concepts such as 'being one with the all'
or 'arousing your chi' are not a part of
A.C.K. training - just the results are.
A.C.K. has a uniquely broad and deep base of spiritual
understanding and developmental techniques. Spiritual
training opens the door to understanding oneself and
reclaiming one's natural 'spiritual' abilities. Hence
it is the road to self enlightenment - the original
goal of the martial arts.
following technical articles from student course manuals
are simple beginning spiritual concepts and abilities
all students routinely achieve in early training.