The Matrix Animals!
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Matrixing is based on geometry.
I always heard people say geometry is worthless,
but I found it pretty valuable.
The basic geometry is
force with force
force with flow
flow with force
flow with flow
if you just realized
that you have seen the sum total of the martial arts
described in a basic face to face confrontation
that results in geometry,
It breaks down like this…
force against force
force against flow
flow with force
flow with flow
this is the theory,
and if you want the actual breakdown of technique
the resulting geometries,
the strategies that become manifest,
just take a look at Create Your Own Art.
This will give you an analysis
that will open your mind.
I wouldn’t advise it.
It would be far better
to do the other matrixing courses first.
Karate is force against force
Kung fu is force with flow
tai chi is flow with force
aikido is flow with flow
the problem is that
as I have listed the arts here,
they doesn’t exactly fit together.
but it isn’t perfect.
it doesn’t take into account a lot of other arts
or even styles of arts.
if you do the courses
you will see how to smooth out the edges,
make the arts fit together seamlessly.
is that the arts weren’t created with the whole picture in mind.
They weren’t created to be part of one geometrical whole.
we can fix that.
Matrixing will unslant the art,
unbias the concepts and make them pure,
and then the concepts,
and the whole martial arts,
will fit together,
and make one nice
easy to make work picture.
it is still tough,
your mind is going to have to tweak and adjust,
but you can do it.
You just have to throw yourself into matrixing,
overcome the influences that tweak the arts out of true,
and make it happen.
Lot of work.
as you know with the martial arts
this just means a lot of fun.
I started studying in 1967,
and every single art I have studied
has been nothing but fun.
this brings us to the question
of the title of this newsletter.
What are the matrixing animals?
The tiger represents karate
the crane and the snake represent tai chi
the butterfly represents kung fu
the dragon represents tai chi chuan
Those are the five animals of matrixing.
I do have certain animal symbols I like and use.
there is a certain trade off with the five original kung fu animals,
and I do use the Monkey,
especially with weapons and takedowns and such.
the trick is this…
animals represent emotions
and modes of motion,
and matrixing is not about animals,
(though we use emotions when appropriate)
but about analyzing motion.
So the animals are a convenience,
a method for enhancing and embracing certain geometrical strategies.
They are not a mythology.
whether you wish to view matrixing
from an animalistic viewpoint
or a geometrical viewpoint,
or a logical or philosophical or even religious viewpoint
All that matters is that you throw yourself into it.
It is a field of study,
and while you could enter it
from the viewpoint of any art,
you can’t just study a piece of it
and think that is all there is,
or that you know it all,
or something like that.
You need to eat the whole thing.
Just like the snake eats the yin yang in my monster symbol,
or the tiger pounces on the yin yang
or the instructor holds the yin yang…
you have to look for the whole picture of all the arts,
and break it down into matrixing concepts.
let me give you a real heads up on this thing
of studying ALL of matrixing.
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if you already have one or more of the four courses,
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I will be out of town this weekend,
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I’m sure you’ll forgive,
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I think that’s it.
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and have yourself a great and enlightening work out,
and I’ll talk to you later.