Martial Arts are not something you can dabble in.
We’ll get to the martial arts, but first I want you to imagine meeting somebody who has lived in the Sahara desert. He has never seen water except to drink. He has not bathed, he has not jumped in a pool, and he has never seen a lake or an ocean. Now describe the experience of going swimming.
Now, compare that to the martial arts.
You see, people can watch movies, and they can visit youtube, and they can see unlimited amounts of martial arts, but that doesn’t mean they know martial arts. They only know ‘about’ them.
This is a huge thing, actually, with all the youtubing going on. And it’s important to me because I sell martial arts courses, and I want people not to just know about, but to know. I want to make sure they take what I sell, and do them.
Now, what drove me to this rant is something that happened a while ago. I was talkign to some fellow on the net, and he had his ideas, and he was smart, but he was also goofy. And suddenly I had inspiration. So I told him what a matrix was. I told him where I came up with the idea and how to use it.
I didn’t give him any art. He had his own art, so all he had to do was apply the matrix. Right?
So a week later he is denouncing me. He said something to the effect of ‘I drew a matrix, and I put my art on it, but honestly, I don’t see the point. I don’t see how that would have the great effect that he (Al-myself) is talking about.
Well, of course. He made a matrix and looked at it, and then he didn’t do it.
That’s like the guy from the Sahara going to the ocean, and then not jumping in. He still doesn’t know what it is like to swim.
That, incidentally, is why on almost every single course I give complete arts.
You want Karate to be logical and make sense? I don’t just give you the matrix, I give you a complete art, fully matrixed. Once you have done it, then you can matrix your own art.
You want Kung Fu to be logical and make sense? And to be ten times easier to learn? I’ve got several courses that present different arts of Kung Fu. They give complete arts, sometimes more than a single art, so that you can do the art, compare the art, and then matrix your own art.
The worst thing in the world is somebody who buys one of my courses and then doesn’t do it. Who reads it like a book, and then doesn’t get up and actually do it.
Let me explain it like this.
People who do my courses usually buy another one. They went to the ocean and jumped in.
People who buy and don’t do, usually don’t order again. They went to the ocean and just looked at it.
People who don’t buy and have an opinion…well, they aren’t too smart. They’ve heard about the ocean, but they won’t even go look at it.
I hope this all makes sense, and even converts a few of the lookers but not doers.
Look, all I want to do is make the martial arts better. Period. Finish. That’s it. That’s the martial arts.