I came across a great ad today.
It was in my email box,
attached as an add on to a prepper newsletter I get.
Normally I trust these guys,
but when I saw the ad
I had to recalibrate.
Cancel city, here I come.
was for the martial arts.
Oh,nothing wrong with martial arts ads,
they open doors,
but this ad was a repackaging of an old program.
Same thing advertised years ago.
same grainy tape.
But it’s the advertising tactics that got me.
“Live without fear the rest of your life!”
I didn’t know I was in fear.
I suppose in high school I was in fear.
But soon as I left that snakepit…
I’m not living in fear.
Another catch line they had was
‘Watch (this video) once,
practice it if you want,
use it tomorrow.’
and it will be usable.
I say do my courses,
practice the crap out of them.
and they become workable.
may I point out
that practice is fun,
and not something you should sneer at,
as this ad does.
there are special forces and SEALs and
all manner of terrorist killers
who praise this tape as the way they are alive today.
and the baby will be safe and genetically sound.
I could go on for a few hours on this type of stuff,
but it is really counter productive.
So let me just say this…
Would you rather buy a quick fix,
that always includes
a kick to the pomegranates,
a poke to the eyes,
and a poke to the eyes
that will raise his hands
so you can kick him in the pomegranates?
Or would you rather buy a complete art?
They say 15 techniques
and you will be safe from all the convicts
murderer scum in the world.
I say you should forget the fairy tales,
and get to work.
Fancy talking vs your own hard work.
let me explain something,
what I do is an education.
What they do is make money.
Nothing wrong with making money,
making money is good,
as long as you are offering a solid product in exchange for it.
Let me explain something,
the structure of these ads goes like this.
Make the sucker like you,
as soon as he likes you scare him with a problem,
then offer him the solution to the problem for a slight fee.
That’s how it works.
Let me rewrite that for you…
Share your desires for a good home and a job you love until he knows he is just like you,
then tell him a burglar is going to break in and rape your girl and your dog,
and then sell him a burglar alarm system.
It doesn’t matter if the system is a bunch of empty cans you tie to a doorknob,
what matter is that you got his money.
Do you understand?
examine the structure of what I do.
You don’t have to like me.
There is a problem in the martial arts of education,
I offer that education.
Let me rewrite that for you.
I know that people are different,
I know that there are going to be people who don’t understand or like what I’m going to do,
that’s just the way the world works,
and I hope you understand that.
The martial arts have been mixed up,
made into a Three Stooges fire drill,
and I have the method to fix that.
you need to get some simple tools
and use them till they come out your ears.
it’s a quick fix,
but only if you’re work intensive.
you can earn a belt fast,
but if you think it’s going to be a gift,
you should go find one of those internet scammers.
I sell (for instance)
the Matrix Karate course.
The forms are arranged
so the techniques are in order,
and presented in two man format
so you get used to standing and facing and fighting.
But you are going to have to stand and face and fight,
or you are going to get nothing out of it!
And I present a handful of techniques,
but then I show you how to matrix them,
so they multiply like logical rabbits.
Within a few minutes that handful of techniques becomes
squared, then squared again,
and suddenly you have thousands of techniques,
but they are not illogical!
They make sense,
they fight together,
and they even fit together with other arts!
Do you have to do thousands of techniques?
but you have to do the handful of techniques,
and understand the logic
and you have to do them until they come out your ears.
Anybody who thinks I don’t love the martial arts,
and that I have not sweated for ever 45 years,
is a fool.
This is not a quick fix,
this is an education.
And it is a VERY sad truth,
that nobody has this education.
It really is.
Let me tell you a secret.
I bruised for the first seven years.
Then I started figuring it out,
and I stopped bruising.
My body actually doesn’t bruise.
Not hardly at all.
here’s the funny thing,
if I don’t think about the technique,
if I let it out
even just a little,
the people I block get BIG bruises.
how can you get somebody to get that ability,
except through hard work and sweat and even a little blood?
it’s all a matter of awareness,
of focusing awareness through doing the blocks enough,
until you become sufficiently aware of the body,
and then it just doesn’t bruise anymore.
other things can happen,
but bruises don’t.
the ONLY way to teach that,
is through hard work.
if you make the hard work logical,
then you cut the time down
by four times.
in some cases
you can cut training time down by ten.
that is my secret.
if you think you can read once,
and be a Navy SEAL tomorrow,
go for it.
if you want to learn a complete martial art,
all the bells and whistles,
all the guts and trim,
all the joy and hard work…
then you have to be willing to get a course,
set up a few striking targets,
get a few friends over to the garage a few nights a week,
work out like a dog,
bruise and sweat,
AND HAVE SOME MOFO FUN!
There isn’t any other way.
I hope I’m preaching to the choir,
because I would hate to have my words wasted on Beavis and Butthead.
go through my arts,
pick the one you don’t know,
pick the one that will enhance your training.
If you know grappling and knees and elbows,
pick up Matrix Karate,
it will be fists and feet.
If you know Karate and pa kua,
if you know fists and feet and how to get arond somebody,
then pick up Shaolin Butterfly,
figure out how to angle in on the distance and close with somebody.
Then check out the Matrix Kung Fu so you can take ‘em down.
go to this page
It shows you how to break the martial arts down,
and not in a cookie cutter approach,
but for yourself.
Do the table I show,
analyze your abilities at
hand, foot, knee, elbow, throw,
and then figure out what you need to make your art whole.
write me an email if you find something confusing,
or if you aren’t sure which course will fix which distance.
But here’s a break down for you…
fists = matrix karate
feet = Power Kicks (a free bonus on the MAtrix Karate course)
knees and elbows = blinding steel.
(Yes, there is a short but sure matrix of knee and elbow training drills on that course)
stand up takedowns and throws = Matrix Kung Fu.
Just go through your art,
be honest about what you are lacking,
then fill in the pieces.
Could anything be easier?
Could anything be more logical?
here are the keys to the kingdom!
Dopuble Oinkey Donkey.
I’m out of here.
Don’t mean to be abrupt,
but I have to see a man about a work out.
I’m the man,
and it’s my work out.
And you guys and gals…
enjoy the heck out of your own work out,
every form is a prayer.
So pray a lot,
and should that fight ever happen,
you will have a heaven of a chance.