This is one of those secrets that the old masters knew, but didn’t know how to talk about. The secret concerns how to fight from outside the body, and though I learned it through Karate, it can be learned through any art. The secret won’t work, of course, unless your art is perfectly aligned.
One of the first things one learns in Karate is how to explode from the tan tien. This is part of the forms, and it becomes obvious by continued practice of the forms. Too many students think the secret of the forms is in the techniques, but they are totally wrong.
The secret of the forms has to do with the proper generation of energy, and, again, one has to have a completely aligned, totally matrixed form for the energy generation to work. Unfortunately, most students think their form is just fine, and so they never look into what alignment actually is, let alone what matrixing is. That their forms are not aligned, and that their systems are not matrixed is proven by the one simple fact that people are generally not getting out of their bodies to fight through the practice of the martial arts.
The second thing one learns in Karate happens after about three years. One will be freestyling, or doing forms, and suddenly they are a couple of feet behind their head. Or maybe slightly above, or anywhere but inside their heads.
One stops being aware of eyeballs and starts being aware only of the opponent. It is a very interesting and heady sensation, but one is actually not looking with the eyeballs. Perception is a golden tunnel, a tunnel which can be brought to a focus on an opponent.
At this point movement stops being the constriction of muscles, and it feels, and is, like one is shoving the body forward as a single unit. This is a quite unique, and totally devastating, as there is not much a person who is still using his eyeballs can do to fend off the attack. Reaction time has disappeared, there is no ‘leaning’ or telegraphic intent to move the body, it just moves, and the opponent is sheep before the onslaught.
The third thing is one of confusion, for what does one work on when one is working from outside the body? One doesn’t bother with muscles, and must become accustomed to the potential energies of the body. One uses less effort, and more intention, and becomes intimate with such concepts as ‘moving without moving.’
This is the secret of the ancient martial arts, an aligned body, a matrixed art, and intense practice that literally drives a student out of his body. It is a secret that is ignored in todays body driven, muscle enhanced, physique toting society, and it is sad. For if you align your body the proper way, and align your art, through concepts of Matrixing, then it is possible for anybody to reach a heightened state of existence. This can be done with Karate, or Kung fu, or any art.