Perfect Martial Arts
It’s 100 degrees
up here at Monkeyland,
and that’s in the shade!
Perfect work out weather.
That’s what it is.
The reason the martial arts are perfect
has to do with sweat.
you sweat the body,
what that does is remove impurities,
gets rid of toxins,
makes your body a fit temple for the spirit.
after you sweat,
you’re clean inside!
and this is important.
The universe is a bunch of stuff flying around.
The better you handle the stuff flying around,
create and avoid collisions of stuff,
the better functioning you are.
A fist is flying at your face,
you learn to see it,
to be intuitive about it,
to handle it.
you leave the smaller universe of the dojo,
and apply those lessons you have learned
to the universe at large.
A boss comes at you with a question.
Did you complete that job
you were supposed to finish last night.
but the idea of a boss,
even an angry boss,
is small compared to the idea
of a fist flying at your face.
So you answer,
you handle the flack,
you stay in the game.
A guy without martial arts
is going to blubber a lot,
think up excuses.
A guy with martial arts
is going to get the job done.
he has been trained to get the job done.
To put aside people punching at you,
until you can deliver your own punch.
if the martial art you are training in is only fighting,
it will have minimal value.
It’ll still work,
but you’ll ‘stand on principle’
at the wrong time,
or you’ll get upset and push back.
If you have classical martial arts,
which are aimed at perfecting character,
then you won’t make a fight
out of a simple question,
you’ll just give the answer,
receive the praise or anger
and move on.
Do you see how simple it is?
How simple martial arts makes life?
a guy goes to school,
he learns some stuff,
but he doesn’t learn how to stand in front of anger,
face it down,
and keep going.
he is taught to ‘get along,’
to be socially compliant.
Martial arts teaches you how to get along,
but it doesn’t sacrifice your character to do it.
It teaches you to stand up
to look your fellow man in the eye,
and get along without knuckling under.
here’s something else to think about,
how many of your bosses know martial arts?
of all the bosses you have had,
how many knew martial arts?
The answer is probably that the better bosses you have had
all knew some kind of martial arts,
had trained in the martial arts at some time.
And here’s something scary.
How many politicians have done martial arts?
And the reason is clear.
what martial artist wants to hang out with politicians,
with people who are known for being corrupt and dishonest?
And what corrupt person
would want to learn the martial arts?
so what I am telling you here is clear.
Work out and purify yourself.
Learn to face and handle the punch or throw,
become so competent,
that your competence bleeds over
into your every day
work a day world.
here is the thing,
the martial arts have been improving the planet
As opposed to, say, politicians.
why haven’t we been able to overcome
corruption and politics?
Because we haven’t learned fast enough.
We have learned only as fast as the politicians,
so we have been tied with them,
neither side winning,
and the ‘fight’ going on through the ages.
Speed up your learning.
Learn something that is incorruptible,
that will make you stronger and smarter
at a faster rate,
faster than politicians can dumb down schools.
That is a solution,
and it is fun at the same time.
we can have a better world,
but we have to commit ourselves,
deal with the corruption,
refuse it in our own souls,
and refuse to put up with it
in the souls of others.
The Master Instructor Course.
It gives you the data
to make your form perfect,
your techniques perfect,
and that will ell perfect your character.
Have a great work out!