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Acting does not start until the script has been memorized and the actor has transformed into a character that is able to speak the lines as if they were spontaneous conversation. A pianist, who plays from a written score, is a piano player. However, when a pianist plays a score from memory, the score becomes a part of the player, the soul of the player comes through in the music, and the player becomes an artist.
For a martial arts practitioner to become a martial artist, the performance of patterns and fighting techniques must flow from the soul with a higher state of consciousness. When this occurs, the performer becomes an artist in the fine art of a martial art.