I really liked this comment excerpt from this blogger on this post:

What I love about internal martial arts is the simple freedom of revealing and exploring our true nature.
Confucianism and Daoism in their more orthodox voices both thought spending your time seeking an advantage was an inappropriate waste of energy.
Being vulnerable opens up opportunities which might otherwise be closed.
I agree that no one should claim they are a great fighter unless they mean competitions won. Self-defense experience is too random and warfare experience is too reliant on other peoples decisions. Police work is about better weapons.