I had a thought this morning, and was a little surprised to find it true. Most Urban Survival Books do not mention, in any real depth, martial arts. Check out the video, then I’ll tell you about this thought…
Martial arts are the core of survival, urban or not!
And people go out and buy nifty knives for big bucks and think they are prepared. Whacha gonna do when those three home invaders are throwing furniture at you?
Now, the point I want to make is that Martial Arts provide a rite of passage. They grow people up. You face enough foes, even on the mat, and you are going to be changed. you are going to be able to stare down the violence and make it whimper out the front door.
There is no real rite of passage in America these days. Soccer moms trundle their kids to the soccer field so the little darlings don’t have to walk, their are no apprenticeships to teach kids how to work, and, if you think about it, school has almost become a conspiracy to separate kids from the idea of working.
Martial Arts, on the other hand, push one into the arena, force the child to confront foes, and realize that foes are only temporary, that we are all people on the inside. This is a change of mindset that is not available anywhere else in society.
Well, the idea here is that if you are a kid, there is a way to grow up that works, and is not full of bushwah. Or if, you are of the prepper mindset, ready for a little urban survival, then you need a tool that is going to ensure your survival.
The martial arts are all about survival, and you are going to need to know how to use that knife, or machete, or whatever, if you are going to survive.
I am not talking internet gimmick here…you need a real martial art, not something that is going to jack you up and maybe get you in the kind of trouble that a little disciplined quick talking is going to avoid.
If you are a martial artist then you can choose through my courses and find the one that is right for you. If you want to be a martial artist, then I recommend Matrix Karate. If you want to know the martial arts, but only for the urban survival situation, I recommend Blinding Steel. It’s knife fighting without the frills, it is fast and efficient, and it the best priced full bodied (it is not knife fighting lite) course available anywhere.