Grounding Yourself in Martial Arts


The Martial Arts Connection

Good afternoon!

Perfect time for a work out!
Perfect time to make yourself perfect.
That’s what it is all about,
you know.
Perfection of character.
And what is perfection of character?
Doing the right thing.
Working without excuses.
Being honest.
Treating people the way you want to be treated,
and you get all that sort of stuff from a simple work out.
You simply work out,
and work the poisons out of yourself.
Sweat out the toxins,
and sweat out the mental toxins,
and get left with the beauty of you.

Now,
let’s talk about grounding.
Grounding means you are connected to something.
In the martial arts this means you are connected to the ground.
But here’s the interesting thing…
if you walk barefoot
there is interchange of electrons between your feet and the earth.
This makes for a healthier body.
Sounds sort of new age,
but it is just solid science,
and can be checked out with
a body voltage meter
which you can buy at Radio Shack.

The electronics are useful in conjunction with free radicals,
which,
again,
make your body healthy.

And here’s something to think about,
walking barefoot is best.
Walking with leather is probably next best,
because leather is organic.
Dead,
but organic.
Walking with rubber souls is probably next best,
and finally,
walking with plastic,
which is most athletic shoes,
is worst.
Heck,
many plastics are actually insulators,
designed to stop the interchange of electrons.

Anyway,
maybe you have heard me talk about the benefits of organic food
v synthetic food,
isn’t it interesting
to find out that this applies to footwear?

Now,
we don’t have to go crazy on this,
it is just something to think about.
A day at the beach is best served barefoot,
a day hike might be better with leather shoes,
and so on.
And,
heck,
if a synthetic sole
from some synthetic
‘do it now’ company
feels best on a marathon,
then do it.

BUT,
that said,
now you know why barefoot is best in the dojo.

My instructor had trained his body to be a machine,
and when he stepped on the mat
you could feel the electricity.
And,
we are talking REAL electricity here.
Not just new age mumbo jumbo,
or mystical ‘chi power,’
but an actual,
measurable,
scientifically proven…
electricity.

The planet to your body,
your body to the planet.
Your body to another body,
as in a kick (or punch).

Now,
real karate,
not tournament stuff,
not commercial stuff,
but the real stuff,
relies heavily upon
grounding the body.
You sink the weight
to make a better connection with the planet,
make health with electrons,
charge up with ‘chi power,’
and so on.

And,
when you do your stances,
you are looking for the best way,
the most efficient way,
or,
at the very least,
the most ‘describable’ way
to charge up your body.

When I was at the Kang Duk Won
we would stand in a front stance,
then we would pivot in place,
and make the other foot the front foot,
snapping the hips,
grounding one way,
then the other,
then the other,
and so on.
And we would then do it with punches,
learning how to use an electrical concept
with the motor of our bodies.

Alternating current,
don’t you know.

And here’s the thing.
When I put matrixing together,
one of the things underneath it
was to clear up all misunderstandings,
get rid of all the stuff you didn’t know,
by simply arranging the thing logically
so there were no gaps in your knowledge.
No missed techniques.
It won’t to make you ground,
or give you mystical power.

BUT…
here is the point of it all.
If you do classical Karate,
chances are it has been passed down through tournaments,
altered for commercialism,
and slanted this way and that for political purposes,
and so on.
That means that you could do your classical karate,
or classical ANY martial art,
and not get the juice.
The juice was simply left out.
Feet are turned wrong,
stances are misaligned,
and so on.
And techniques are often totally messed up.
BUT,
by doing matrixing,
and getting rid of the things
that you were not told,
that oftentimes couldn’t be told,
the art can work,
and then the classical arts,
the ones aimed at the so called ‘mystical’ powers,
the ones that made chi,
could then function the way they were supposed to,
the way they were designed to
through an evolution over the ages.

Matrixing is a key.
It opens the door
by opening up the classical forms,
and then you get the real stuff.

Now,
look,
the three specific courses on this are,
Matrix Karate,
because it shows you how to Matrix.
The Master Instructor Course,
because it shows you proper body alignment,
how to check your effortless energy,
and so on.
AND,
Temple Karate,
because it is classical karate
that I have been doing
under the influence of Matrixing
for nearly fifty years.
These three courses.

So,
I missed wishing all a Happy July Fourth.
Totally missed it.
And I shouldn’t have,
And especially because
I think martial arts
such as I am talking about here
can fix the country,
hold off the effects of GMO
and idiot politicians.
SO…
Buy two courses,
Matrix Karate and The Master Instructor Course,
in download form,
and email me with a happy 4th of July,
and i will send you the downloads for Temple Karate.

That’s buy two,
get one free,
that ought to free your radicals,
connect your electricals,
and get you grounded
the way you should be.
Fix up your art perfect,
put you on the road to perfection of character.
Yes?

So go to MonsterMartialArts.com
and check it out.

And,
beyond that,
all I can say is a belated…
have a great Fourth of July!

And a heck of a great work out!
Al

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