Now the catalogue of this kind of junk is immense. Over the past few decades I have seen–take a breath–super secret ninja death commando spetznat cyberneurotic Green Beret government doesn’t want you to know eight barroom killer techniques. And the list is a lot longer, but you know exactly what I’m talking about.
I’m talking about scamsters who bilk you out of hard earned bucks by promising you the moon, then give you watered down, generic crap and call it the real martial arts. I saw one the other day, Captain Chris, or Lieutenant X, or whatever he called himself. He’s still selling the same hogwash and calling it gold, and getting rich off unsuspecting, trusting martial arts practitioners.
Now you and I know one simple truth…there is no excuse for hard work. If you want to be able to defend yourself then you have to work out, and work out long and hard. Fortunately there is one other simple truth…working out is fun!
When you work out you build up a sweat, you get rid of toxins in the body, your mind starts to think clearer, and you get this world beating confidence. A confidence that makes you feel like a giant. A confidence that tells you–yes, you can beat the world!
Now, the trick behind these ‘I beat eight skinhead bikers in a bar in the Ozarks’ is simple. The author has gotten a hold of a few books, or watched the internet, and he realizes that the right hand can block both the a right punch and a left punch, and most attackers punch, and if you watch the shoulder you can see when he’s starting to move. So he puts together eight techniques where you attack eight different parts of the body, and gives it a phony scientific name.
Look, I’m not kidding, it really is that simple, and it really is that shabby. I mean, why not just go ahead and study the art, throw yourself into another culture, an exotic discipline, and really learn something? When you really know the true martial arts you will laugh loud and long at those killer commando death techniques, those so called youtube experts with their snippets of bushwah, those super secret CIA agents who learned from Shaolin Monks in a secret temple.
Those people who offer you ‘become a killer quick’ courses are just reaching into your pocket and stealing your money. It’s best if you throw away those comic book concepts and find a real martial arts teacher and learn the truth. Look, there is nothing wrong with studying at home, you just need to find the real art and not fall for that super secret spetznatz MMA techniques.
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