“The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time,
and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.”
The idea of “transferable concepts” doesn’t just refer to the physical relationship of the high pull to your rowing technique, but the ability to take the skills, concepts, and awareness that you have gained in one realm or context and apply them to many others.
I have never been one to leave things in the small box I’ve often learned them in, and if nothing else, looking at a narrow picture with wide eyes has led me down many paths (both good and bad) that I would not have otherwise discovered.
Our self-awareness grows from exposure to such paths; our physical practice and the mental preparedness it yields often assists us in walking them with an unshakable confidence.