Here’s How you assemble the pieces!
All righty and happy work out to all!
A work out a day keeps the doctor away!
And the psychiatrist,
and the marriage counselor,
and the medication,
and the blues,
and…I hope you get the idea
that Martial Arts really works.
Now go work out!
I actually had a bunch of wins come in over the last week,
I try to give one a newsletter,
so be patient if you’ve got one coming,
and let me know if I miss you…
so here is the win from Brad Wyman.
I truly appreciate the KDW levels…
I started studying Shorin-Ryu again w/ an instructor from Okinawa in March, & have been using Matrix plot tables to work out the techniques & applications- new & old alike. After demonstrating some of my knowledge & experience to him, a Shodan Black Belt test was scheduled for early July. Nidan is on the calendar for December. I will embark on Sandan material in a few wks & plan to have it ready by then as well.
When I have trained & studied Arts in the past, the ‘Monkey-See-Monkey-Do’ curriculum has truly taken a couple of yrs to gain proficiency. Using Matrix theory & applying mathematical analysis has not only gotten the multiple courses you’ve supplied “downloaded”, but I’ve also used it to learn other Arts, & other subjects.
Matrix techniques have allowed me to shave yrs, possibly decades from my own Martial Art studies, & have illuminated some of the next steps I’d already been working through. Soon I may actually begin to accept the inquiries & compliments as to my ‘Mastery’ of Karate w/ out dissembling or denial. We’ll just have to see-
I’d learned about Matrix tables YRS ago in Calculus. But it took your example & techniques to jump start my brain, to think ‘Outside the Box’ of how to apply/use them in everyday life.
We’ve not met in person, but I wanted you to know that Matrixing has made an incredible impact in my life, these past 2+ yrs.
I had still been working on my Master’s this past October, but I fully expect to complete my PhD by Year’s End. That is in part, due to utilizing Matrixing to break down the data into manageable, logical & more easily ‘digestable’ chunks.
Although you figured this out yrs ago, these’re just a couple examples of how else Matrixing can be used.
Thanks again. Until Next Time- Brad W
I am humbled by your accomplishments.
for all of you out there,
Brad has quite a few of my courses.
sounds like a sales pitch,
but the fact is this,
Matrixing is simple,
but you need to get a few viewpoints of it.
You could get
Matrixing: The Master Text,
and that would give you the whole thing,
but that’s more of an easy reference
once you have done everything.
Really, you need to go through a few courses,
get the picture from several different angles.
Sometimes somebody can go through a single course,
the lights go on,
his life is different.
like I said,
most people need a few courses.
it’s just that people start from different places,
come into this thing
with different experiences,
and they need a few different angles
to really get this Matrixing thing.
The thing is this:
it’s a field of knowledge,
never been explored before,
and it takes whatever it takes
to accumulate enough of this knowledge
to be able to start thinking in it.
Let me give you an analogy.
If you were going to learn mathematics
it actually breaks down something like this…
You learn basic math and you are learning positive numbers.
You learn algebra and you are learning negative numbers.
You learn calculus and you are learning about curves.
You learn trigonometry and you are learning triangles.
anybody who knows math
knows I have badly misstated this.
There is overlap from one field of math to the next,
my definitions aren’t that clear,
but…it does vaguely represent math.
that’s how it is in the martial arts.
Karate is a positive line
Shaolin is circles
Wing Chun is negative angulation
Aikido is negative circles
and so on and so on.
Every art has a geometric equivalent.
they are all mushed up.
And there is fantastic overlap of technique
from one art to the next.
And here’s the cruel thing…
I tell this to people
and they say,
‘Oh, we have that.’
And they are thinking that
in their kenpo or taekwondo or whatever,
they have elements of circular angularity,
or negative circles,
of course they do,
but it is all mushed together.
not to be brutal here,
it means their mind is all mushed together.
there was no way to separate the arts,
make them pure,
put them in their assigned geometry,
and even if they know of this analogy I have just stated…
they are going to stay mushed up.
Thinking they are right,
and not understanding that
you have to go through enough arts to understand
how to straighten it all up,
and separate the mush.
Somebody does Matrix Karate.
They get it,
and I know who they are because
they suddenly start ordering everything I’ve got.
They are drinking the data,
guzzling it down wholesale,
straightening up the mess in their mind
as fast as they can.
somebody orders a course and goes away,
it is because he didn’t get a big enough chunk of info,
or he got the wrong course and information,
he didn’t apply himself and actually DO the material.
except for insanity,
That’s about all the reasons there are
for somebody to not want their mind to function
about a 100 times better that it has been!
the message is this,
to learn how to matrix,
I suggest you start with the first course,
and just go down the courses
as they are listed
on the front page of Monster Martial Arts.
And actually DO them.
Not just peruse them and think you’ve got it,
but DO them.
That list of courses on the front page
approximates the order I discovered them in,
and it is the order I teach them in,
and it seems to work best.
it is arranged like math,
the simplest subject first,
and each subject a different viewpoint,
a different way of arranging the matrixing tables.
And take the time
to actually DO every course.
If it’s not your cup of tea,
but at least go through everything a few dozen times,
search to make sure,
look for the subtle points and the nuances,
and make sure you understand
and see the connection
between the matrixing table
and the art taught.
You do that and you’ll end up with wins like Brad’s…
I’ve got to run,
I will be on the road starting next Wednesday.
I will have a computer with me,
and should be able to stay current,
except for a 3-4 day stretch when I am in the wilderness.
if I don’t answer an email,
Thanks for being martial artists.
You are the finest,
people on earth.
Have a great work out!
Here’s the first course on the list…
This is FANTASTIC!!! Thanks!! it shows application!!
Yes, i´m still working out, infrequently. but it used to take me about 45 minutes to get into the groove of doing the form, without attention outside. now it´s about 5-8 minutes, and on the
sorry, and on the 15 – 20 minute mark, the body goes into generating power.
this went for a few minutes at the beginning, to about 15 minutes now. (over the last 2 month or so)
My workouts are basically every 2-3 days, to let the body recover. i do stretching, kettlebell, then form 1.
see you later, my friend. keep the fires going!!!
Hi Lewis, sounds great! Try doing your forms slow, tai chi style, but be careful you don’t extend and hold the legs up too long, that can pull your back. Might generate more power. Have a great work out! Al