Step Aside Bruce Lee…I’m Going to Learn All Martial Arts!
Happy Columbus Day!
It took Columbus 33 days to discover America.
people think it took 3 to 6 months,
a lousy month.
So I came across that,
and I started thinking about that,
and I thought I’d shoot a few facts across your bow.
Chris Columbus took a month,
his men worked 24/7
and they whined a lot.
Gonna fall off the edge of the world.
It takes the United States Army
3-4 months to make a soldier.
This is a high tech warrior
capable of making effective war
anywhere on the planet.
He is in better condition than a black belt
and he is trained in a system
wherein the instructors chose techniques
that saved their lives
in real life conditions of war.
Oh, and BTW, he doesn’t whine a lot!
It takes 5 years to earn a black belt in Kenpo
Which is about the same amount of time it takes
to pay off a car
this is logical
because the kenpo system was sold with a car contract.
It takes four years to earn a karate black belt
which is the amount of time it takes to graduate from a university.
Which is logical
because the Japanese systems
were taught in their universities first.
And so on and so on.
Then there are people who earned their black belts faster.
People like Chuck Norris,
I think there are a few MMA fellows,
and so on.
They were good,
but it just goes to show that
it doesn’t have to take years to earn a black belt.
When some fellow starts talking about the mystical abilities
and the amount of time it takes to cultivate chi,
and all that sort of stuff,
they are just telling you that they don’t understand their system,
that it is a mystery to them
even though they have done it,
that they have bought into systems
that are not logical.
Let me talk about logic.
Logic is when things are arranged in an order that makes sense.
In other words,
The real problem is when people have invested so much time
in a system that is not logical
that they can’t give it up.
They are saying,
that they can’t be wrong.
‘Oh, no, I spent years doing this,
I’m not going to admit it was inefficient or wrong….’
And that is the mindset of 98% of the instructors out there.
he might be a good instructor,
he might have a great system,
but we are talking about how fast you can learn it.
Here’s an interesting thing I came across,
I met a fellow who was practicing a system of deep tissue massage.
He was going into the muscles
and getting rid of the ‘scar tissue’
that immobilizes the muscles upon injury.
The problem was that the ‘scar tissue’ doesn’t leave easily.
So he would manipulate these muscles on a deep level
and get the scar tissue to release and leave,
and the results were near miraculous!
People suddenly gave up limps,
found ranges of motion they thought were lost,
could scratch their backs,
could dance and frolic
after years with canes and limps and so on.
the fact that muscles have ‘triggers’ in them
and inner organs started working,
people were giving up things like indigestion,
and so on and so on.
Their whole bodies were being literally resurrected.
he had a few clients,
then went out of business.
Think about it,
people walking out his doors,
praising his cures,
the world should have beat a path to his door.
he went broke.
And this is a true story.
So how could a miracle cure be discarded?
Because once people were cured,
they didn’t need him,
and without massive advertising…
out of business.
So you have the fellow who says
it takes four, five, ten, seventeen years
to get to a black belt.
Well, of course,
if he didn’t keep people on the runway that long,
he would go out of business.
so what if they don’t fly…
he’s got to earn a living.
I have stepped on some toes,
there are fellows who read this newsletter,
and they are tapping their toes in an irritated fashion,
their stomaches are growling,
and there is a truth about what I have said
that they don’t like.
I don’t blame them.
But truth is truth,
I have a solution
for what I have said here.
Don’t teach one art,
teach ALL arts.
That’s what I do.
Some fellow writes me and says
I want to matrix Kenpo,
but you don’t have a matrix kenpo course…
and I write back and say,
Matrixing is a method
whereby you matrix your own art.
Take Matrix Karate,
learn the basics of matrixing
and start putting your own art to logic.
Start streamlining your own art.
Make it easy to learn,
easy to understand
easy to apply.
And then I say…
THEN DO ANOTHER ART!
People who want to matrix one art and stop,
but that is the short view.
Take the long view.
On the monster website I wrote an article called
‘What’s wrong with the Art?’
In it I dissect the ranges of weapons
of various arts.
This is one of the first articles I wrote
concerning a matrix viewpoint.
And the point of it is
you have to study a variety of arts
put them together the right way
to say you know the martial arts.
If you study Karate,
you can’t say you know the martial arts,
you can only say you know Karate.
And the same holds true for all arts.
But if you study enough arts
that teach you enough about the ranges
then you can say you know the martial arts.
If you can say,
I study taekwondo for kicks
karate for hands
judo for throws
kendo for weapons
then you can say you study the martial arts.
if you have matrixed them,
then you will be the sum of your parts.
That is the trick,
putting them all together,
that is where just about every other martial artist on the planet failed,
you have to break them down logically,
and reassemble them
so they fit together.
You have to matrix them.
the time might be a year or so,
far shorter than what people are currently training,
but long enough to run a business.
you’re still going to have to hump,
but you can make it,
and you will find enough people that will stick around,
enough people that will want advanced programs that teach,
and all manner of things.
you need to hump,
and you need matrixing.
Let me point out a truth,
the way people are taking to matrixing,
it won’t be long
till everybody starts looking at it,
re-evaluating their arts,
and the guy down the street
teaching to kenpo black belt
is one day going to have a sign in his window that says…
A Black Belt in a year!
Don’t just learn one art,
learn a lot of arts,
and learn how to put them together!
This sort of thing
on a dojo window
guarantees people walking in,
because that sort of thing went on my windows.
are you going to wait for the fellow down the street to get ahead of you?
Or are you going to start the ball rolling?
I know I got in the face of some this time,
but it is a good cause,
I want people to learn efficiently in a short period of time.
I don’t want arts that result in a higher level of human being
being replaced by boxing or some form of thuggery.
I want schools to succeed,
and the only way to do that
is to up the game.
I want every person on this planet to learn the martial arts!
The REAL martial arts!
I want the people of soul
that comes with competence and confidence
to take root
in the souls of every person on this planet.
But I can’t do it alone…
I need you.
I need you to order a course
and ascertain for yourself whether I’m just talking,
or whether I’ve got the real goods.
I need you to order another course,
I need you to move fast,
to streamline your training,
to gain logic…and then intuition.
I need you to step forward.
Have you got something else to do
than be strong and fast,
clean and compassionate,
competent and friendly?
So here’s the URL for the first course,
That’s a whole art,
a blast of matrixing
which is a new science you haven’t experienced
because it is brand new
and never been seen
whatever you do,
Every work out is a prayer…