What Martial Arts, Exactly, That I teach
and a great work out to you!
The question came up the other day,
about what I teach.
I’ve got courses on karate,
and on and on…
so what do I teach?
I teach the following,
and with the appropriate method of freestyle
for each specific geometry of art.
I start off with the houses from Matrix Karate.
I am especially adamant
on teaching the first two houses,
and I obsess on the two man variations.
These are VERY concise forms
but technique oriented,
and combat efficient.
Then I teach four short forms from the Shaolin Butterfly.
Choy and Lee.
Again, I obsess on the two man variations.
These forms are not linear
and explore a wealth of footwork
while staying simple
and combat functional.
Then I move into Walking the circle.
I explore a lot of grab arts on the circle,
which taps heavily into the Matrix Kung Fu.
I do tai chi.
I focus on the matrix Tai Chi,
then move into the long yang.
here’s the deal,
everybody is different,
so I teach everybody different.
There’s going to be a fellow who gets none of the above,
but gets worked on classical karate forms,
because that’s the kind of guy he is.
And then there’s going to be the fellow
who gets taken through hard appliactions of Tai chi,
because of the mix of his experiences
and that’s what he needs.
So while I have a preferred method,
I shift it all around
depending on who I am teaching.
One of the reasons I get away with this odd approach
is that i am always researching.
Some fellow with a different personality
should probably go iron clad
on a specific method.
that all said,
what courses do you actually need
to get the breadth and depth of material
if you were going to teach in the manner I do.
Matrix Karate for the houses and rhythmic freestyle
Shaolin Butterfly for the butterfly forms and rolling fists
Butterfly Pa Kua Chang for the Walking the circle
Matrix Kung Fu for the grab arts
Matrix Tai Chi and Five Army Tai Chi
on top of that
blinding steel for weapons.
in addition to all that
there are a truckload of courses
to support the basic courses.
I speak specifically of the Black Belt course
the rolling fists course
but there are other courses.
Here’s the deal
an instructor NEEDS all that data!
So while the fellow who loves the martial arts
should pursue a specific martial art,
the fellow who has decided to become a teacher
needs to know ALL sorts of other stuff.
So even if you didn’t want to teach my method,
if you are going to teach karate,
you should know about weapons,
if only to improve your karate defenses,
and you need to know how somebody walking the circle
would effect your linear approach,
and a guy who knows Tai Chi
should know how to insert himself
so that he can make soft ‘absorbing’ techniques work
against a hard edge.
So a guy who wants to teach,
even if only a specific martial art
should know a lot of martial arts.
And he has to know more
than if he just watched arts on youtube.
He needs to study actual books,
work with people,
and find the depth of each art,
how it relates to him and his body,
his mind and his psyche.
The fellow who has studied one art in depth
is simply not going to be as effective a teacher
as the fellow who studies all the arts,
and then uses all the arts
to penetrate to the far greater depths
of his one art.
It’s just common sense.
that’s how I teach,
and why I teach,
and what you should be doing
if you are studying the martial arts for life.
I’ve got two packages to help people out.
One is the Core Package,
Matrix Karate, Matrix Kung Fu, Matrix Aikido
and the Master Instructor Course.
The second package is the Kung Fu Package,
Shaolin Butterfly, Butterfly Pa Kua Chang,
Five Army Tai Chi Chuan and
How to CreateYour Own Art.
Each of these packages are geared
towards helping people
who are in certain stages of development
in their martial arts.
the whole point of what I am saying here
is that Monster Martial Arts,
the science of Matrixing,
while it is for individuals and individual arts
is more for the whole and complete development of instructors,
of the people who drive the martial arts through the ages.
whether you agree with my specific method or not,
there is a TREMENDOUS amount of martial arts data here
that will help you devise and teach
in the manner you select.
While I present a science,
this is an art we are teaching
and there are many ways and methods
we should look at,
and many ways and methods
to become better martial artists ourselves.
have a great work out,