Matrixing is the Rosetta Stone of the Martial Arts
Simply gorgeous day.
Perfection is a work out away!
I know it’s been said before,
but not as importantly as it should be.
The Martial Arts arts are a language.
Without even going into Matrixing,
let me explain something that happened to me.
I went to school,
I was bright and energetic,
thought I was going to get smart,
and didn’t realize that I was already smart,
and that the real purpose was
to make me socially acceptable.
do what you’re told.
So I signed up for a language.
This was when I was in sixth or seventh grade.
A summer school program,
and I was really excited1
I was going to learn a while language!
I went to class
I sat there and learned how to count,
the teacher made remarks about how the mouth
has to be a certain shape,
and I rapidly became incredibly bored,
and I floundered,
and my excitement disappeared
faster than sheep
at a convention of wolves.
Didn’t like languages,
didn’t want to learn languages.
if that wasn’t bad enough,
I tried again in high school,
and it was worse,
when it came to college…
the hell with it.
So what happened?
What happened was a simple matrixing problem.
When you see your first matrix,
and this is in Matrix Karate,
you see how the matrix is used
to find out the things you didn’t understand,
the things that you didn’t even know were there.
When you learn language,
or just about any other subject in school,
there is no matrix,
so hidden at the edges,
and often in plain sight
are all the things you don’t understand.
And this confuses the things you do understand.
Here’s your new language,
call it Alioffstupe.
Count to ten.
The numbers are
one, dos, elebong, ta ta, 6, (blank), xxx.
Well, the numbers aren’t all there.
And the ones that are aren’t totally understandable,
or seem out of place,
by the way,
your mouth is in the wrong shape so you’re wrong.
Still feel like learning my new language?
I don’t think so.
It is stupid,
and it doesn’t make sense,
so nobody in their right mind
would want to learn Alioffstupe.
you know where I’m going with this…
when you are taught to learn the martial arts,
you need to count in another language.
The concepts are badly mangled zen,
and the teacher says you’re the wrong race!
Maybe in three or four lifetimes you can learn it,
Now the best you can hope for
is to bow extra low
to those who are shaped better than you.
So the martial arts are a language,
a move is a letter,
a technique is a word,
a form is a sentence,
and so on.
but without a matrix,
the letters are from different cultures,
the words are from different languages,
and the forms are…silly and don’t make sense.
you can’t come across a forum today
where some fellow doesn’t lambast forms.
all it means is that he doesn’t understand a language,
he was culture warped,
and he is protesting,
and trying to rationalize something he didn’t understand.
Look at that last sentence,
‘rationalize something he didn’t understand,’
that is the problem,
ALL THE PROBLEMS,
of all the martial arts.
And here’s the sad thing,
even if you are smart,
and get through the mess,
you don’t have a method for teaching
that will bypass what you had to go through!
In other words,
without matrixing you’re passing on the martial arts
in the same unintelligible fashion
they have been passed on for millennium.
AND YOU DON’T EVEN SEE THE PROBLEM!
it makes sense to you,
You made it through,
you didn’t see any problem,
and you don’t understand what is going on in the student’s mind.
And the problem is this:
if you don’t have matrixing,
you are lost in a jungle of bastard languages,
and don’t even know it.
Can you give up false learning,
to learn true learning,
and then make all that you have learned true?
Can you learn matrixing,
and save all your students?
And here’s the obligatory link…
Hope to see you there.
have a GREAT work out!
And I’ll talk to you later.