Creating Your Own Martial Art!
I want to talk about the progression of martial arts.
Whether you are studying karate or kung fu, aikido or kenpo,
the progression goes like this…
Learn the basics
Become a Black Belt (expert)
Learn to teach,
Become a master.
Create your own art.
That’s five simple steps
beginning to end
in the martial arts.
most people think it takes 3-4 years to get the basics down,
it takes 12-15 years to become a master,
and outside of myself,
nobody in the arts even talks about creating your own art.
Do you know how many emails I get from people who want to create their own art?
In many cases,
these people have paid their dues,
put in the years,
learned lots of arts,
and then don’t know what to do.
as I said,
nobody in the arts
teaches you how to create your own art.
They teach you how to support their organization,
offer high ranks,
put out terms like hanshi and so on,
and if you do create your own art,
you are expected to go in front of a board of directors,
and prove the validity of your creation.
Holy blankety blank!
If that was the method in any other field of knowledge
nothing in the world
would have ever been invented!
And the thing I want to scream in your ear is this:
it is an Art!
Art is self expression!
When you do art you don’t prove it,
you express it
and the heck with what the world thinks.
it is a martial art
and one is expected to have a certain degree of workability.
I know that.
But you can’t convince me that a bunch of old guys
who have never created an art
can sit in judgment
on anybody who actually does create their own art.
The simple fact is that those who haven’t created an art,
can’t judge those who have.
So one of the last of the pure matrixing courses I have is
How to Create Your Own Art.
A warning here,
the video is blurry and the audio is bad.
I filmed it back in the last century,
and the technology was not good.
But it is the only course of its kind.
do some googling,
you’ll find some opinions,
but you won’t find any books or courses,
outside of mine.
I’m the only person on the planet to ever write a book on how to create your own art.
This is a pretty sure guarantee
that you have never seen the material of the course,
in any form.
you’ll find hundreds of books.
thousands of books.
Google how to create your own martial art…
there is only one.
I recommend you have some art before you consider my course.
It’s not that it is hard or mystical,
it is that you need a certain degree of discipline.
You don’t want to skip to the head of the class
and not have sufficient basics
before you create your own art.
there is no reason on earth
you can’t learn how to create art,
even as you learn a specific art or arts.
it should help you.
It will help your mind
a lot faster.
There are things in this course
that make other arts understandable
from a pure geometrical standpoint.
I warn you.
The video is blurry.
It is still understandable,
but you’re going to have to accept it
as an historical document.
the other caution I have is this:
be prepared to spot my mistakes.
I was young and full of myself,
I can be forgiven that,
I was doing something that nobody
in the entire history of martial arts
had ever done.
Nobody had ever written a book or course
on how to create martial arts.
Lots of people had created their own martial art,
but no one had ever described the exact procedure
for actually creating a martial art.
if I was into such things,
I would have to say
that this was my doctorial thesis,
Fun to think about,
but the point is this…
I recommend you do Matrix Karate
and the Master Instructor course,
and maybe a few others of the Matrixing courses,
but keep in mind the pot of gold.
This is the only course
to encompass the concepts
at the highest end
of the martial arts.
But you have to put up with blurry video,
and young fellow who was a little antsy,
and be able to spot a couple of mistakes.
and you’re going to have information
that nobody else in the world has.
guys and gals,
paint a pair of apples
on the bottom of your kicking bag
and kick it till it pops.
It’s the only way to be sure,
Have yourselves some awesome workouts!