A New Martial Arts Master Instructor!
Master instructor John C. Enger
Here is his win…
Has been a few years now since purchasing about everything you offered on your site…including the “Masters Instructors Course”.
I can tell you this…… in over 40 years of Martial Arts and a retired law enforcement Commander who instructed Defensive tactics and was my department’s SWAT Team Leader there is nothing which compares to the material you have put into the “Masters Instructors Course”. — and I mean nothing! I have many, many book and manuals and what you have put together is the “Bible” needed for every martial arts instructor, young and old to learn some new things and truly call themselves a MASTER INSTRUCTOR. If one applies all of what you have poured into this material they will be far ahead of the average instructor out there. Thank you for sharing this gold mine of information which I certainly believe will be timeless in its instruction!
Also….I have for the past two years studied the OUTLAW KARATE course material and have instructed much of it to my students. THANK YOU for this great system. I wish I had studied under you many years ago to have been able to have received at least my SHODAN in this system from you. It is indeed an incredible system….. although not ranked in the system from you personally I want to tell you that a great many students have learned and greatly benefited from you through me teaching what you have imparted to me through your DVDs and manual. I hope you do not mind my sharing this with students. Since i do not hold rank in it I must teach it as an add on …. but what an add on it is Al!
Thank you John,
and well done.
You really make my day.
And for everybody,
here is John’s website…
Shinja, incidentally, means ‘believer.’
a couple of things…
John has pointed out that
the material of the Master Instructor course
and sets a standard.
And this is important,
and I am going to say something rather controversial in a few paragraphs,
may even cause some hate mail,
but I sort of enjoy hate mail.
Makes me grin.
So John mentions teaching Outlaw Karate…
and not being certified.
So let’s talk about certification.
Who gave the first black belt?
whoever it was,
he wasn’t certified,
convinced everybody he knew what he was doing,
and he offered his blessings
and made up this thing called a certificate.
there are two certificates in the martial arts that mean something.
that certificate you spent a couple of years bleeding for.
working out every day of the week,
learning a method
that makes human beings
out of these animal earthlings.
who’s to say your art is any good?
Might be a rotten art,
that damned certificate means something!
You Fing earned it!
You paid for it with your sweat and soul.
That brings us to the second certificate you should prize,
The Master Instructor Certificate.
Your first certificate,
in the art of
Aikido or Karate or Kung Fu
or something somebody put together,
it represents your blood and tears,
your hard work over time,
the polish of your soul.
The second certificate,
the Master Instructor Certificate,
represents that you understand
what you are doing.
The second certificate,
even though there is no blood and bruises behind it,
shows that you are no longer a ‘monkey see monkey do’ instructor,
somebody who understands the martial arts.
There is a huge difference between somebody who does the martial arts,
no matter how well,
and somebody who understands what they are doing.
to be honest,
if your art is a lousy martial art,
once you do The Master Instructor Course,
it will become a good martial art.
You will suddenly understand
the WHY behind the stances
the WHY behind making ANY technique work
the WHY behind internal power
the WHY behind EVERY move in your forms
and how to get the idea of WHY
from inside your head to inside your student’s head.
you will understand how to make your art perfect,
and in some cases,
you will understand why you need to change certain things
to make your art perfect.
want to hear something interesting?
Some 30 or so years ago
I lived in Ukiah, California
As I have done in every town I have lived in
I taught martial arts.
One of the people I taught was Tom Mann.
Tom then opened a martial arts school in Willits, California.
he taught for a number of years,
his student took over at a certain point,
and they had students who went out to other areas
and taught this thing
which I called Kwan Bup.
one night a couple of years ago
I got curious,
and I googled ‘Willits Kwan Bup.’
What I came up with was this link…
starring a fellow name of Sono Carrigg.
it is obvious that this fellow hasn’t done the Master Instructor course.
And his form,
if he really did five years of training,
I happened to be up in Willits last year
and I saw Tom,
and I asked him about Sono Carrigg.
I asked Tom who had taught Sono.
“I don’t know.
I know I didn’t,
and I asked the guys who teach around here,
even from other schools,
nobody knows who taught him!”
at this point
you might be wondering,
was I upset that he was teaching my art?
Was I enraged that he represented himself
as in my lineage?
What he teaches is his problem,
Here is a point to be understood…
Never get upset at how little a man knows,
just do something about how little you know.
That is a truth.
So now I have John Enger,
(if you took a look at his website
you can see that he insists upon
surrounding himself with competent martial artists.
two of them have Master Instructor Certificates.)
and John is teaching part of my art.
I want people sharing my art.
I don’t care if you take it apart,
you might make something better.
I don’t care if you call it something else,
you are making it your art.
But I would wish
that you do the Master Instructor Course
before you teach ANY art.
If you wish certification in an art,
we can set up a video test.
But if you have the Master Instructor Cert,
signed by me,
then that is all you need,
because that means that you not only bled and fought,
but you understand,
most important of all,
that from this point on
you won’t be passing down some sort of hackeysack kung fu,
but something that you fought for and…
There are too many people out there
who don’t know WHY they are doing forms
who don’t know WHY the techniques are done the way they are done
who are good at convincing the news media
that they know something
but who haven’t studied with anybody
and don’t know anything,
And I told John,
Teach what you want,
call it what you want,
I know that since you have done The Master Instructor Course,
your teaching will be true.
I hope you guys understand what I am saying here,
I am not necessarily a believer in large associations.
Large associations tend to breed politics,
politics breed policing the martial arts,
which leads to passing state requirements
and a board of certification
and a certificate signed by politicians.
I do believe in your hard work,
and I believe that The Master Instructor Course
will help you out
and bring us a better you
and a better martial art
and a better martial future.
It all comes down to one man.
Not an organization,
not outrage because somebody down the street
is a lousy martial artist…
it all comes down to you.
And I know that The Master Instructor Course
will make a better you,
and make a better art.
my apologies for running off at the mouth,
I can see that this isn’t my most polished writing,
but it certainly is heart felt.
I’ve included the link for the Master Instructor Course here.
It is money back guaranteed,
recommended (by win)
by probably a hundred Master Instructors,
and these are mostly guys with decades of experience
and in multiple martial arts.
increase your understanding,
do this course and
become a martial arts instructor who knows WHY,
It will make a better you,
and a better martial art.
have a great work out,